The United States May Begin Sending Asylum Seekers To Some Central American Countries
The government of President Donald Trump can now implement asylum agreements with Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, according to a regulation issued Monday by the departments of Justice and National Security.
In recent months, the government has been in talks with the Northern Triangle countries (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) to send migrants seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border.
The agreements, also known as safe third country agreements, prohibit migrants from seeking asylum in the United States, with a few exceptions, and allow the United States to send asylum seekers to one of the three countries.
The regulation was published Tuesday in the Federal Register and will apply “only prospectively” to migrants arriving at the southern border.