the Guatemalan and U.S. governments announced that the U.S. is withdrawing from the asylum cooperative agreement formed by the Trump administration. Under the agreement, migrants had to apply for protection in the first “safe” country they crossed through, aside from their own, before they could make an asylum claim in the U.S. As a result, Salvadoran and Honduran migrants were forced to first apply for protection in their northern neighbor, Guatemala. Humanitarian advocates criticized the agreement, which was made with countries in the dangerous Northern Triangle region. Biden’s decision to withdraw is in line with his administration’s promise to increase legal pathways and resettlement from Central America.

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U.S. exits Trump admin.’s Guatemala asylum agreement.