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Austria Backs Out Of UN's Global Migration Compact

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Austria Backs Out Of UN's Global Migration Compact
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was finalized by the U.N. in July and will be up for a final approval vote in December.
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Austria says it's going to back out of a global migration compact, following the U.S. and Hungary's lead. 

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was finalized by the U.N. back in July and will be up for a final approval vote in December. It won't be legally binding. 

It aims for countries to cooperate when it comes to migration, including providing basic services for migrants and making sure they have proof of legal identity and the right documentation. It also hopes to prevent human trafficking. 

But Austria's government says it has concerns about the deal being a danger to its national sovereignty and blurring the line between legal and illegal migration. 

Last December, the U.S. said it was backing out of negotiations on the compact because it was inconsistent with U.S. immigration policies under the Trump administration. And, in July, Hungary said it withdrew for similar reasons.  

Poland is also reportedly considering backing out of the compact.