The United States has suspended the asylum cooperation agreements signed under former President Donald Trump with El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras and has begun the process of terminating them, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said.
“The United States has suspended and begun the process of terminating the asylum cooperation agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras as the first concrete steps toward the broader cooperation and engagement in the region proposed by President (Joe – ed.) Biden,” he said in a statement released by the State Department.
Those documents, which would have involved consideration of asylum not in the United States but in those countries, are suspended with immediate effect, the authorities of the countries in question have been notified of the decision, he said. In fact, only the agreement with Guatemala is suspended, the other two have not had time to take effect.
“To clarify, these actions do not mean that the U.S. border is open. Committed to expanding legal avenues of protection and opportunity here and in the region, the United States is a country