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US Suspends Agreements With Central American Countries For Sending Asylum Seekers To Third Country

“To be clear, these actions do not mean that the U.S. border is open. While we are committed to expanding legal pathways for protection and opportunity here and in the region, the United States is a country with borders and laws that must be enforced,” US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said.
(File: Central American migrants gather at the El Chaparral border crossing before being transported to a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, on July 22. Photo: Eduardo Jaramillo Castro-AFP-Getty Images)

By N24 Correspondent, WASHINGTON DC:- The United States has suspended agreements with three Central American countries including Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras for a third country send off of an asylum seeker at the US-Mexico border.

“The Biden administration believes there are more suitable ways to work with our partner governments to manage migration across the region,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement declaring the new announcement of President Joe Biden’s administration.

“To be clear, these actions do not mean that the U.S. border is open. While we are committed to expanding legal pathways for protection and opportunity here and in the region, the United States is a country with borders and laws that must be enforced,” Secretary Blinken said.

Earlier, during former President Donald Trump’s administration, it was announced that any asylum seeker at the US-Mexico border would be sent to one of these three Central American countries.

As per those agreements, more than 1,000 asylum seekers were sent to Guatemala, where they complained that they did not receive proper refuge and protection from the government of Guatemala.

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