But the countries with which Trump has sought to negotiate or negotiate agreements on safe third countries have a long history of instability and violence, and in some cases asylum seekers are particularly vulnerable. It is likely that the refugee law would also be addressed in all the challenges posed by future safe third country agreements with Mexico or other countries. The agreement with El Salvador, which is similar to the agreement with Guatemala, states that the United States “wants to cooperate with El Salvador to strengthen El Salvador`s institutional capacity.” In this part, the United States will invest in El Salvador and work on a path for about 200,000 Salvadorans who have lived in the United States for 20 years and who have temporary legal immigration status to stay in the country for a long time, McAleenan and El Salvador State Department Chancellor Alexandra Hill told reporters. The Trump administration on Wednesday began sending back to Guatemala migrants seeking refuge on the southern border, the first migrants returned under a series of agreements negotiated earlier this year that almost prevent Central Americans from seeking asylum in the United States. DHS uses all available tools to mitigate the crisis. In fiscal year 2019, more than 71% of the migrants apprehended at the southwestern U.S. border were nationals of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. All of these countries have now entered into agreements with the Trump administration to combat irregular migration, and all three AACs have now come into force. “Honduras and Guatemala are not “safe third countries” for asylum seekers fleeing the damage in neighbouring countries,” he added. The only thing that can stop these illegal agreements is a judicial procedure that now leads them slowly through the system – and the November elections.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Guards did not immediately comment on the agreement. The U.S. justice system will therefore be the ultimate arbiter of whether the Trump administration`s attempts to negotiate agreements on safe third-country nationals are legal. In the United States, the Immigration and Nationality Act sets out two conditions for agreements: they must act in countries where “the life or freedom of an immigrant would not be threatened because of race, religion, nationality, membership of a social group or a specific political opinion” and where they would have “access to a full and fair process of determining an asylum application or equivalent temporary protection.” “Of course, the goal of such an approach is to keep asylum seekers away,” Musalo said. “The agreement on the security of third-country nationals is one way to do this. But this regulation is very effective as long as it is prepared to do so. The agreement “also serves a security purpose,” Wolf said.

“With access to protection in Honduras and throughout the region, fewer people will enter the perilous journey to the United States.” The only thing that can stop these illegal agreements is a judicial process that slowly guides you through the system — and the November elections.

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