Trump, Guatemala Reach Asylum Agreement

Headline Roundup July 27th, 2019

On Friday, President Donald Trump reached an agreement with Guatemala, under which the country will serve as a 'gatekeeper' for asylum seekers trying to get to the United States.

Many left-leaning media outlets focused on criticisms of the rule, with references to Trump's "pressuring" of the Guatemalan government. Some on the right framed the agreement as a win for Trump and a needed immigration policy move.

Trump, Guatemala Reach Asylum Agreement

From the Center
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President Trump won two victories on his border agenda Friday, with the Supreme Court allowing the use of military funds to expand the barrier on the Mexican border while Guatemala agreed to serve as gatekeeper for asylum seekers trying to get to the U.S.

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From the Right
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President Trump on Friday announced a so-called "safe third country" deal with Guatemala to restrict asylum claims to the United States from Central America, calling it a “landmark agreement” and arguing it “will put the coyotes and smugglers out of business."
"We've long been working with Guatemala and now we can do it the right way," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, with Guatemalan interior minister Enrique Degenhart at his side.

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From the Left
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The United States and Guatemala have signed an agreement to allow the U.S. to deport migrants seeking asylum if they reached the southern U.S. border by crossing through Guatemala, the Trump administration said Friday.

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