Guatemala Third Country Agreement

Posted On Wednesday, September 22, 2021

During these meetings, Giammattei repeatedly expressed his wish to discuss the agreement and its implementation with Washington. He hinted that he would insist that the United States do more to create jobs and development programs in Guatemala`s border regions where migrants congrent. [27] “DHS and DOJ Adopt Asylum Rule for Third Countries,” Department of Homeland Security press release, June 15, 2019, www.dhs.gov/news/2019/07/15/dhs-and-doj-issue-third-country-asylum-rule. Guatemala`s Constitutional Court entered on July 15 with a provisional ruling that temporarily prevented Morales from signing the agreement, arguing that it must first be approved by Congress. Morales insulted the court for calling it a “malicious delay” in executing the deal and accused the court of jeopardizing “the excellent bilateral relations with our main economic partner.” Under this pressure, the court refused the suspension on September 10 and paved the way for further negotiations and the path of agreement in Congress. . . .