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Nearly 85 Percent Of UN Nations – Not US – Back Migration Deal

WorldNews Monday, 10 December 2018
Nearly 85 Percent Of UN Nations – Not US – Back Migration DealDespite enormous pressure from the United States and a few other nations, nearly 85 percent of United Nations countries agreed Monday on a sweeping, non-binding accord to ensure safe, orderly and humane migration, Fox News reported. The Global Compact for Migration accord, the report said, is the first of its kind and was described as a pivotal test of the UN-led effort to crack down on the dangerous and illegal cross border movements that has turned smuggling into a booming worldwide industry. "Unregulated migration bears a terrible human cost: a cost in lives lost on perilous journeys across deserts, oceans and rivers; and a cost in lives ruined at the hands of smugglers, unscrupulous...
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News video: UN migration pact: European nations pulling out of deal causes concern

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A host of countries are refusing to support a UN pact aimed at improving global cooperation on migration.

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