En los últimos años, Estados Unidos y México han adoptado una serie de medidas que facilitan la devolución de guatemaltecos a su país de origen.
Deportations and returns carried out in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic contribute to the spread of the virus.
Bajo el Acuerdo Cooperativo de Asilo (ACA) con Guatemala, los Estados Unidos ha transferido rápidamente a solicitantes de asilo no guatemaltecos a Guatemala sin permitirles solicitar asilo en los Estados Unidos.
Refugees International and Human Rights Watch hosted a webinar about the U.S.-Guatemala asylum cooperative agreement.
The U.S.-Guatemala Asylum Cooperative Agreement does not meet the criteria in U.S. law for a Safe Third Country Agreement that would enable Salvadorans and Hondurans to seek asylum in a safe country other than the United States.
Under the ACA with Guatemala, the United States has rapidly transferred non-Guatemalan asylum seekers to Guatemala without allowing them to lodge asylum claims in the United States.
Statement from Refugees International Advocate for Latin America Rachel Schmidtke in response to the Guatemalan Health Minister’s statement today that 75 percent of deportees arriving on a flight from the United States tested positive for COVID-19
U.S. policies are fueling a vicious feedback loop of danger and vulnerability for Guatemalans and other asylum seekers.
Refugees International opposes asylum cooperative agreements that allow the United States to send asylum seekers from its southern border to third countries without adequate assessment of whether the asylum seekers would be safe there.
Yael Schacher explains the issues of a safe third country agreement with Guatemala in a TV interview with Univision.