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1951, 23 Nov 19

New Asylum Policy Takes Hold

I guess things weren’t so bad in Honduras, after all.

The U.S. is increasingly aligning itself with wealthy countries in Europe and elsewhere to make asylum a more distant prospect.

On Thursday, American authorities sent a Honduran man from El Paso, Texas, to Guatemala. It marked the first time the U.S. government directed an asylum-seeker back to that country under the new policy, which gave him an option to file a claim there. He decided against filing a claim and returned to Honduras, according to Guatemala’s foreign ministry.


1951, 23 November 2019

1 Comment

  1. Jason

    Well, that’s rather telling just what “Asylum” meant to this guy.  It meant “USA” and not “I’m fearing for my life and need to start over in a new country.”

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