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AP Explains: Questions and answers on new US asylum ban

Jul. 16, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A major immigration policy shift took effect Tuesday to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country. The dramatic move will likely have the biggest impact on Guatemalans and Hondurans, who must pass through Mexico to reach the U.S. by...

Trump moves to effectively end asylum at southern border

Jul. 15, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing decades of U.S. policy, the Trump administration said Monday it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border — the president's most forceful attempt yet to block asylum claims and slash the number of people seeking refuge in...

The Latest: Mexico 'does not agree' with new US asylum rule

Jul. 15, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's new rule for Central American migrants seeking U.S. asylum (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard says his country "does not agree with any measure that limits access to asylum. That was a reference to...

Trump meeting with Guatemalan president rescheduled

Jul. 14, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a meeting planned Monday between President Donald Trump and Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales to talk about immigration and security issues is being rescheduled. In its update, the White House said the United States will continue to work with the Government of...

Guatemala cancels meeting between Morales and Trump

Jul. 14, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A meeting in Washington between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Guatemalan counterpart Jimmy Morales purportedly over a potential "safe third country" agreement for asylum seekers has been canceled, Guatemala's office of the presidency said Sunday. The presidency said that the...

Trump to discuss migrant crisis with Guatemalan president

Jul. 12, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Monday to talk about immigration and security issues. Guatemalans fleeing gang violence and poverty have helped fuel the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The White House says the...

Guatemala seen as ill-prepared to absorb US-bound refugees

Jul. 12, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A potential agreement with Washington to turn Guatemala into a "safe third country" for asylum seekers has the Guatemalan opposition up in arms and experts scratching their heads. President Jimmy Morales is set to meet Monday in Washington with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, and...

Guatemala court asked to block 'safe 3rd country' with US

Jul. 11, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Three former foreign ministers are asking Guatemala's Constitutional Court to bar President Jimmy Morales from entering into a "safe third country" agreement with the United States, days ahead of his visit to Washington announced Thursday. Such an arrangement would require asylum...

Ex-first lady heads to runoff in Guatemala presidential race

Jun. 17, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A former first lady emerged Monday as the top vote-getter in the first round of Guatemala's presidential election, but she will have to compete in an August runoff that will determine the next leader of this Central American nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang...

Early results: Businesswoman ahead in Guatemalan election

Jun. 17, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Early results in Guatemala's presidential election point to a businesswoman in the lead in a nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States. Three hours after polls closed, but with votes tallied from just 13% of polling...