Trump Threatens to Impose Travel Ban on Guatemalans

HeadlineJul 26, 2019

The Trump administration is threatening to impose a travel ban on Guatemalans unless leaders of the Central American country take drastic steps to curb undocumented immigration northward. On Wednesday, Trump also announced plans to take “severe” actions against the Guatemalan government, including enforcing tariffs on remittances sent by Guatemalans living in the U.S. Trump’s threats come after Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales failed to sign a safe third country agreement with the United States. The agreement would have required Guatemala to take in asylum seekers from around the world who originally had fled to the United States in hopes of finding refuge.

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