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

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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.

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.