US Compliance with the Global Compact on Migration: A Mixed Record -- Center for Migration Studies of New York

by Kevin Johnson

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) has published a briefing which examines how US immigration policies measure up to the provisions of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM).

When the GCM was agreed to in 2018, the United States was not a party to the agreement. In 2021, the Biden administration supported the nonbinding GCM and began participating in its implementation.

According to the briefing, the United States has achieved a mixed record of adhering to the provisions of the GCM, which creates a framework for the international community to humanely manage migration flows. Moreover, proposed changes to US border policy threaten to further sully the US record on migration.

Click here to read the full policy briefing

This post originally appeared on ImmigrationProf Blog Reprinted with permission.

About The Author

Kevin Johnson is Dean, Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law, and Professor of Chicana/o Studies. He joined the UC Davis law faculty in 1989 and was named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 1998. Johnson became Dean in 2008. He has taught a wide array of classes, including immigration law, civil procedure, complex litigation, Latinos and Latinas and the law, and Critical Race Theory. In 1993, he was the recipient of the law school's Distinguished Teaching Award.

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