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Guatemala’s Ban On US Arrivals Not Stopping ICE Deportation Flights

The Guatemalan government’s ban on incoming arrivals from the U.S., an action taken to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, is having no effect on deportation flights to the country. Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Friday announced a blanket ban on U.S. arrivals, making his country the first in the world to ban Americans in light of the global coronavirus ...

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Guatemala Bans Americans Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Guatemala, a Central American country home to a vast number of migrants attempting to cross the U.S. southern border, is banning all arrivals from the U.S. in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The Guatemalan government announced on Friday it will be soon ban arrivals from the U.S. and Canada to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The ...

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The Trump Admin Will Begin Deporting Mexicans All The Way To Guatemala 

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The Trump administration is set to begin deporting Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala, marking the latest initiative to help manage the immigration crisis at the U.S. southern border. An asylum agreement signed between the Trump administration and the Guatemalan government is expanding to include Mexican nationals, according to internal United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) documents reviewed by Reuters. ...

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First Migrant Deported To Guatemala Under New Asylum Program Decides To Return Home

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The first migrant to be deported under the Trump administration’s new asylum program with Guatemala has opted to go back to his home county instead, an indication of how other asylum seekers will likely respond to the new policy. Despite claiming to be fearful of returning to his home country of Honduras, Erwin José Ardón Montoya — when given the ...

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ICE: Enhanced cooperation results in increased, faster removals to Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) on Tuesday announced the monthlong results of a more streamlined removal process for Guatemalan adults and families arriving at the U.S. border. “We are discouraging all citizens in Central America from embarking on the dangerous, often expensive, journey to the U.S. thinking you will remain in ...

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Details Emerge From Trump’s Asylum Deal With Guatemala

The chief of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) visited Guatemala on Wednesday and Thursday in a bid to persuade the country’s leaders to remain in a recently signed asylum agreement. Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, held a series of meetings with Guatemalan government leaders, and discussed the merits of President Donald Trump’s widely touted “safe third ...

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White House Deploying DHS Agents To Guatemala-Mexico Border: Officials

The Trump administration is sending Homeland Security agents and other law enforcement officers to the Guatemala-Mexico border, part of the White House’s ongoing efforts to reduce illegal immigration to the United States, officials familiar with the plan said. Dozens of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agents and investigators will work alongside Guatemalan law enforcement to fight drug trafficking and better ...

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DHS Inks Deal With Guatemala To Combat Immigration Crisis

U.S. and Guatemalan officials signed an agreement that aims to stem the flow of illegal migrants leaving the Central American country en masse. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Tuesday alongside his counterparts in the Guatemalan government. The MOC calls on Guatemala to better enforce its borders, reducing the number U.S.-bound immigrants who ...

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Trump Follows Through On Warning, Orders Aid To Be Cut Off From Central American Countries

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The State Department announced on Saturday that it was cutting off aid to the Central American countries of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, home to the thousands of immigrants attempting to reach the U.S. illegally. “At the Secretary’s instruction, we are carrying out the President’s direction and ending FY 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle,” ...

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U.S. to invest almost $10 billion for reform and development of Central America and Mexico

The United States, in partnership with the government of Mexico, is committed to promoting a safer and more prosperous Central America by enhancing security, governance, and economic prosperity that can create greater opportunities and benefits for the people of the region and help us jointly address the shared challenges of migration, narcotics trafficking, and the activities of transnational criminal organizations. ...

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Trump threatens to close southern U.S. border if Caravan isn’t halted

President Donald Trump announced Thursday morning that he would shut down the U.S. – Mexico border if the throng of immigrants headed for the United States is not stopped. Trump posted several messages to Twitter Thursday addressing the 4,000+ member march of Guatemalan, Honduran and El Salvadoran nationals who intend to enter the United States. He reiterated his intention to stop ...

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Guatemalan Man Admits to Robbing Bank and Threatening Employee With a Pipe Bomb

Eddie Estuardo Galindo-Mendez, age 44, a Guatemalan citizen, pleaded guilty on Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge D. Gordon Bryant, Jr., to bank robbery through the threatened use of a pipe bomb, announced Erin Nealy Cox, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Galindo-Mendez has been in custody since his arrest in March and will remain in federal custody. Galindo-Mendez faces a ...

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Oh No! Possible Coffee Shortage!

Dateline Guatemala! President Molina-Preez ordered release of more than $14 Million to help coffee growers battle a fungus that is affecting 70 percent of their nation’s crop. The funds will help the 60,000 farmers spray pesticides in an attempt to halt the spread of coffee rust which kills plants. The rust has affected coffee plantations throughout Central America. In his ...

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