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Guatemalan court halts 'safe third country' designation for asylum seekers

Reuters Monday, 15 July 2019
Guatemala's Constitutional Court has blocked President Jimmy Morales from immediately declaring the poor Central American nation a safe third country for asylum-seekers, amid growing pushback to U.S. pressure that it absorb large numbers of migrants.
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News video: Guatemalan Court Blocks Signing Of 'Safe Third-Country' Agreement

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Under such a deal, migrants journeying through Guatemala en route to the U.S. would be forced to apply for asylum in Guatemala instead.

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