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Amid rising global migration, Asians get cold shoulder from US

Trump withdraws from UN talks to ensure 'orderly' movement of world's populations

People gathered in support of a new EU migration policy in a rally held early December in Brussels.   © Reuters

UNITED NATIONS -- As the U.N. gears up to negotiate a global compact on safe, orderly and regulated migration, the U.S. -- the world's largest recipient of immigrants -- wants no part of it, a move bound to affect millions of Asians.

There are now about 258 million international migrants, or 3.4% of the world's population, according to a recent report from the U.N.'s Department of Social and Economic Affairs, or DESA. That figure represents a 50% increase since 2000, when such migrants made up 2.8% of the world population.

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