Austria may leave United Nations migration pact

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Austria may leave United Nations migration pact

Austria may choose to follow in the footsteps of Hungary and the United States and withdraw from a UN agreement about migration. Austria has cited concerns about not only its sovereignty but also potential restrictions on its ability to act freely.
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration had been approved back in July this year by all of the 193 member nations of the United Nations with the exception of the United States. The US had withdrawn in 2017
Hungary has also stated that it will not be signing the final document. Viktor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary, leader of the right-wing government, takes a hardline on immigration. Poland is also considering withdrawing as well. It has previously disagreed with the European Union over national quotas for refugees.
Sebastian Kurz, Chancellor of Austria, had won his seat on pledges of stopping a repeat of the 2015 migration crisis in Europe. That crisis had caused Austria to take on over 1% of its population in refugees.

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