The U.S. signed a deal with Honduras on Wednesday to curb the amount of asylum seekers to the U.S. The deal is very similar to the deals with Guatemala and El Salvador. Those agreements seek to send asylum seekers back to those countries if they passed through them without seeking asylum and made their way to the U.S. Like Guatemala and El Salvador, Honduras has a tiny asylum office that is not prepared for a large amount of asylum seekers. This deal comes along with the newly-implemented policy, called the “asylum ban” by many, to deny asylum to any seeker who passed through other countries on their way to the U.S. and did not seek asylum in those places. Complicating the issue is the fact that Honduras is violent and unstable, and Hondurans have been fleeing to come to the U.S.

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

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