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Former U.S. President Barack Obama's administration backed the resolution, known as the New York Declaration, which also asked U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi to propose a global compact on refugees for adoption in 2018.

Continuing his "America First" approach to foreign policy, President Donald Trump has pulled the USA out of a United Nations compact seeking global cooperation to protect the safety and rights of refugees and migrants.

In a statement released late on Saturday, the USA mission to the United Nations noted that President Donald Trump made the decision.

New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, all United Nations member states acknowledged that no one state can manage global migration on its own.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been informed of the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to end participation in the process that would achieve the first intergovernmentally negotiated agreement on worldwide migration by 2018, said the U.S. mission to the United Nations in a press statement on Saturday.

"We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter our country", Haley stated.

The US has been a part of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants since it was formed previous year.

According to the US permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, "no country has done as much as the United States".

US participation in the compact process began in 2016, following the Obama administration's decision to join the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants.

'No country has done more than the United States, and our generosity will continue, ' said Haley, whose parents are immigrants from India. "This should not disrupt the clear, unanimous outcome of the New York Declaration for such a global compact". Since he took office in January, he has also moved to ban USA entry by people from select Muslim countries.

The U.S. withdrawal came just before the Monday start of a global conference on migration in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

US AMBASSADOR NIKKI HALEY, on decisions over immigration policies.

In light of these withdrawals and threats, many observers have wondered aloud if Trump's "America First" policy is really an "America Alone" one.

"As a result, President Donald Trump determined that the United States would end its participation in the compact process".

The US has already pulled out of the United Nations climate change treaty and Unesco, the cultural heritage body, accusing the latter's leadership of an anti-Israeli bias.