Saturday, January 11, 2020

The Trump Administration Will Begin Deporting Asylum-Seekers From Mexico To Guatemala ... Mexico Not Happy

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It’s an expansion of a controversial plan to stop the flow of refugees and immigrants to the US southern border.
The Trump administration will now deport Mexican nationals — including families — who come to the US southern border seeking asylum to Guatemala, an expansion of a controversial program that will spark outrage among advocates and lawmakers, according to documents obtained by BuzzFeed News.
The program, which was signed in July, was implemented in late November. Emailed guidance was sent to asylum officials across the country in recent days detailing how Mexicans were now to be included in the process.
The plan was initially only focused in El Paso but was later expanded to the Rio Grande Valley, according to documents seen by BuzzFeed News.
A Department of Homeland Security spokesperson confirmed the news on Monday.
"Certain Mexicans seeking humanitarian protections in the United States may now be eligible to be transferred to Guatemala and given the opportunity to seek protection there, under the terms of the Guatemala Asylum Cooperative Agreement," the spokesperson said.
As of late December 2019, 43 asylum-seekers from El Salvador and Honduras have been deported to Guatemala under the agreement, according to government data obtained by BuzzFeed News. The plan was initially limited to adult asylum-seekers but was expanded to families on Dec. 10, according to documentation seen by BuzzFeed News.
The Trump administration says the plan is a key element in its strategy to deter migration at the border and restrict asylum-seekers from entering the US. Advocates and asylum officers previously told BuzzFeed News that the unprecedented plan lacks legality and organization and will lead to immigrants being placed in dangerous circumstances.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They are Mexicans. They need to stay in Mexico until they can be cleared through proper channels. It's the LAW! Our laws were not only meant for Americans.