The US says that numerous provisions of this agreement during Obama's tenure are against immigration and refugee policies of America and immigration principles of the Trump administration.
Under Trump and his "America First" policies, the United States has withdrawn from several global commitments made under the administration of president Barack Obama, including the Paris climate deal.
The New York Declaration reaffirms the importance of the worldwide refugee regime and represents a commitment by member states to strengthen and enhance mechanisms to protect people on the move.
"The New York Declaration contains numerous provisions that are inconsistent with United States immigration and refugee polices and the Trump Administration's immigration principles", she said in a written statement tweeted by the USA mission to the UN. "We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter our country", Haley said.
He added that the USA "has the experience and expertise to help ensure that this process leads to a successful outcome". "The global approach in the New York Declaration is simply not compatible with US sovereignty".
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"The United Nations should not miss this opportunity to improve the lives of millions of people throughout the world", Lajčák added.
Migrant-rights advocates expressed a mix of shock and bafflement at the Trump administration's announcement, asserting that nothing proposed in the Global Compact would be mandatory. Since he took office in January, he has also moved to ban US entry by people from select Muslim countries.
Three days of preparatory talks begin in Mexico on Monday ahead of the start of formal negotiations in February over the non-binding pact.
Trump's immigration policy agenda also includes bringing an end to the Green Card lottery, replacing it with a merit-based system and cracking down on "sanctuary cities".
She explained the motives behind the move, saying that such domestic policy matters as migration decisions "must always be made by Americans and Americans alone".
"The president risks isolating the USA for the sake of his own fans - and his own ego", the op-ed said.