Tag: Safe Third Country Agreements

February 2, 2021

February 2, 2021

President Biden released executive orders creating a task force on family separation and calling for a review, with intent to end, “safe third-country” agreements, Title 42, the Remain in Mexico program, and other Trump policies restricting migration. The administration has not yet committed to ending these policies. One order calls for a new policy framework to address migration’s root causes in Central America.

Tags: Border and Migration Politics, Expulsions, PACR and HARP, Remain in Mexico, Root causes, Safe Third Country Agreements

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

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