Tag: Guatemala

Serve Your People: A Roadmap for Transforming Relations between the United States & the Northern Countries of Central America

July 29, 2020

Published by Latin America Working Group Education Fund, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Oxfam America, Climate Refugees, Church World Service, and Washington Office on Latin America on July 29, 2020.

“Highlights ways the United States can restore and advance protections for migrants and refugees and use principled diplomacy to stand with civil society forces for change.”

Tags: Asylum, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Root causes

Deportation With a Layover: Failure of Protection Under the U.S.-Guatemala Asylum Cooperative Agreement

May 19, 2020

Published by Refugees International and Human Rights Watch on May 19, 2020.

Based on fieldwork in Guatemala, researchers piece together what happened to 939 Salvadoran and Honduran asylum-seekers whom U.S. authorities sent to Guatemala between November 2019 and March 2020 under a “safe third country agreement.”

Tags: Asylum, Guatemala, Safe Third Country Agreements

April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020
  • Gilmer Barrios, a citizen of Guatemala with an open case in U.S. immigration court and no prior deportation order, was stopped at a CBP checkpoint near San Diego, California, and rapidly deported to Tijuana on March 23. On April 17, Barrios has finally secured passage back to the United States after intervention from the Guatemalan consul general in Los Angeles, California.

Tags: Apprehensions, Deportation, Guatemala, Migration, Organizational Culture

February 4, 2020

February 4, 2020
  • The Guatemalan government reports that, as of January 31, the U.S. government has sent to Guatemala 368 Salvadoran and Honduran asylum-seekers, with the expectation that they petition for asylum in Guatemala’s system. This is a result of the “Asylum Cooperative Agreement” the Trump administration signed with Guatemala in July 2019.
Photo source: Interior Ministry of Guatemala.

Tags: Asylum, Guatemala, Migration, Safe Third Country Agreements