Biden Moves To End Trump-Era Asylum Agreements With Central American Countries

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, announced the Biden administration’s plan to terminate agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that allowed the U.S. to send asylum-seekers to those countries.

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«While we are committed to expanding legal pathways for protection and opportunity here and in the region, the United States is a country with borders and laws that must be enforced,» it said.

«We will address the root causes of forced displacement and irregular migration, including by combatting corruption and impunity, upholding our obligations to protect refugees, and working collaboratively with our partners to promote opportunity and prosperity for people and communities across the region.»


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