President Sebastián Piñera mentioned the United Nations' Migrant Pact, which reaffirmed on Friday, Chile decided not to stick with it.
From the Palacio de La Moneda, he explained that "it is contrary to some of the principles of our own migration policy" and because it does not protect the legitimate interests of the Chilean people.
He admitted in detail three arguments It is fundamental that it is not ordered.
In the first place, he ensured that this pact promotes irregular migration. "It promotes informal work, encourages the entry of immigrants who are called vulnerable, make it difficult to arrest irregular people and allow access to pensions, without complying with the requirements of our country," he said.
He also emphasized this distinguishes between migrants and refugees; and regularly irregular.
Secondly, he stated that the Marrakech pact "introduces" new tasks for signatory countries, such as an overview of public policies and the promotion of new bilateral or regional agreements.
"It determines as a duty of the state create conditions for the economic and social development of those migrants who are excluded from a particular country ', he insisted.
He stated this as the third argument limits the sovereign right of each state to decide how to protect its borders and entry conditions.
"Although it says that it is not binding, it is obvious that a serious and responsible state, such as Chile, accepts this pact, is committed to its spirit and content", he stressed.
In addition to the fact that the document sets out an 86-word commitment and 15 duties, it is stated that such types of agreements generate political and legal effects.
"They are used by international bodies, including courts … seeking legal obligations," he said.
"I can not support the text, which, for the reasons given above and after extensive analysis, I believe that this is detrimental and does not protect the interests of the Chilean people. It encourages and focuses on illegal immigration, facilitates the promotion of unrecognized rights, introduces new duties and impedes the protection of borders", he is convicted.
Response to criticism
After drawing attention to the decision, the opposition showed that it was a question of the state, but Piñera assured that this was not because, when they were opposed, they never asked for similar themes.
"They never advised us on immigration policy, which meant the arrival of thousands of irregular immigrants to Chile"he said.
Of course, he admitted that the issues of international law, such as disputes in The Hague.
Also in relation to multilateralism, he said that the government believes in it, and therefore actively participates in all forums. "This does not mean the obligation to sign any agreement or pact," he concluded.