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U.S. Considering Plan to Deport Mexican Asylum Seekers to Guatemala

HeadlineDec 23, 2019

In immigration news, the Trump administration is considering a controversial plan to deport Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala. The proposal comes after the United States has already begun to deport Hondurans and Salvadorans who have arrived at the U.S. border seeking asylum in the United States to Guatemala under a “safe third country” agreement brokered with outgoing Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales. Human rights advocates say deporting asylum seekers to Guatemala is dangerous, particularly for female and LGBTQ asylum seekers. Guatemala has one of the highest rates of femicide — the murder of women — in the world.

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