Asylum Cooperative Agreements Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

Asylum Cooperative Agreements

From July to October of 2019, the U.S. signed “asylum cooperative agreements” with El SalvadorGuatemala, and Honduras (“the Northern Triangle countries”) that would allow the U.S. to send asylum seekers to these countries and bar them from applying for protection in the U.S. In mid-November, the Department of Homeland Security issued an interim final rule seeking to implement these agreements, including through the creation of unprecedented and unlawful procedures that risk the return of children and families to persecution and other harm.

 

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