Last week, El Salvador signed a “cooperative asylum agreement” with the U.S. As of Monday, details have been released showing the countries agreed to send asylum seekers who passed through El Salvador before the U.S. back to El Salvador. El Salvador would then make its own asylum determination. In exchange, the United States will assist El Salvador in lowering the amount of gang violence and improving its tiny asylum system. The signed deal will take effect after transportation for the asylum seekers is organized and the government determines the number of asylum seekers to send. El Salvador announced that its president will be meeting with President Trump this week in New York to discuss the agreement.

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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