Interactive Dialogue with Mr. Felipe González Morales
Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants
Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America
As Delivered By Anna Melamud
Human Rights Council – 50th Session
Thank you, Mr. Vice President.
The United States appreciates the work of the Special Rapporteur. We have seen the number of international migrants increase over the past five decades to over 280 million migrants worldwide. The United States is committed to safe, orderly, and humane migration around the world, including to the United States.
We commit to working with other countries to enhance cooperation to manage migration through transparent practices and nondiscrimination while sharing responsibilities. Countries must also respect human rights and State sovereignty. The United States is engaged in actions worldwide consistent with the vision of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration.
The United States welcomed the first International Migration Review Forum and looks forward to working with regional and international partners to advance comprehensive and collaborative migration management that respects the human rights of migrants.
It is important to support the implementation of policies addressing the root causes of migration, including conflict, economic hardship, and violations of human rights.
Question: How can states better integrate an approach to migration management that ensures the human rights of migrants are always respected?