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Trump May Wish Guatemala were a Safe Place for Asylum Applicants to Wait, But It’s Not

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University of California-Los Angeles

Read more in M. Gabriela Torres and Cecilia Menjívar, "Trump May Wish Guatemala were a Safe Place for Asylum Applicants to Wait, But It’s Not," Los Angeles Times, July 25, 2019.

Last week, a planned visit of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales to the White House was canceled after the Guatemalan Constitutional Court threw up a roadblock to the deal the two presidents planned to discuss. President Trump was seeking a “safe third country” agreement, which would have required asylum seekers fleeing other Central American countries to make their applications in Guatemala instead of at the U.S. border.