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U.S. Border Agents in Guatemala Deported Honduran Asylum Seekers in Unauthorized Operation

HeadlineOct 14, 2020

The Wall Street Journal reports U.S. border security agents working in Guatemala detained and deported a group of Honduran asylum seekers in an unauthorized operation last January. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are stationed across Latin America to train local authorities in U.S. immigration and border enforcement tactics. But the State Department prohibits them from engaging in any direct immigration enforcement operations in foreign countries. The recent findings were published by Democrats in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who say this is the first known case of U.S. agents involved in the physical deportation of asylum seekers in a foreign country.

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