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The U.S. has no plans to send asylum seekers to remote regions in Guatemala after the country brought up its plan.

The U.S. and Guatemala signed a “safe third country”-like agreement over the summer that would allow the U.S. to send asylum seekers to Guatemala if they first passed through there on their way to the U.S. This means that asylum seekers from countries like Honduras and El Salvador would be most affected. On Friday, Guatemala brought up a plan to send asylum seekers to remote airports and have them live far from the capital city. Advocates raised concerns about this plan and the risks it would cause to asylum seekers if they were far from services. The U.S. said that it will analyze all airports to determine if they are in suitable areas, and a spokeswoman for DHS said that “the U.S. government has no plans” to fly asylum seekers to a remote jungle airport “at this time.”

A federal judge ruled that asylum seekers at the U.S. border before mid-July are not subject to the asylum limits that were implemented after.

The Trump administration issued a rule in mid-July that required asylum seekers who traveled through other countries on the way to the U.S. border to first seek asylum in those countries. In practice, this meant that those arriving in Mexico would need to seek asylum in Mexico first. Asylum seekers who had already presented at the U.S. border but were sent back to Mexico to wait were being processed under the new rule and denied the ability to apply for asylum. A federal judge in California ruled that the rule does not apply to asylum seekers who arrived at the U.S. border prior to the rule’s existence. If not for the “metering” policy the U.S. employs, those asylum seekers would have arrived in the U.S. before the rule went into effect.

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