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Agreement With Guatemala

Combined with abusive conditions of detention at CBP and the trauma they experienced at home and perhaps on the way, the experience of suddenly arriving in Guatemala is a shock to ACA transfers. Donis described the experience that transferees were defeated mentally and emotionally, especially if they thought the United States would hear their case and give them access to a fair trial. She said those who arrive under the ACA often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic stress, as well as physical illnesses – respiratory infections, headaches, palpitations – which she said were partly physical manifestations of that stress. Meanwhile, the children in the pound show signs of fear, aggression and blocked development. “We are destroying a generation,” she said. DHS and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) then issued an interim final rule (hereinafter referred to as “the rule”) that allows the implementation of ASAs not only with Guatemala, but also with El Salvador and Honduras, and presents them as attempts to “share” the protection burden between the United States and the three Central American countries. [37] In practice, the GTC will transfer responsibility for protection to countries that are significantly less able to carry it. Additional information accompanying the published rule makes it clear that one of the main motivations for ACAs is to reduce the influx of asylum seekers into the United States as quickly as possible. [38] The ACA with Guatemala was the first Central American agreement to be implemented; Transfers began at the end of November 2019. When a DHS immigration officer finds, as part of the earthmoving proceedings, that an alien is inadmissible for one of the two reasons stated and meets certain other criteria, the alien must generally be “removed from the United States without further hearing or verification, unless the alien indicates either an intention to seek asylum under [Section 208] or a fear of persecution.” INA 235 (b) (1) (A) (i), 8 U.S.C. 1225 (b) (1) (A) (i).

However, if such an alien “indicates either the intention to apply for asylum. . . . or a fear of persecution” (or, by order, a fear of torture), the alien must instead be transferred “for an interview by an asylum official”. INA 235 (b) (1) (A) (ii), 8 U.S.C 1225 (b) (1) (A)ii); see also 8 CFR 235.3 (b) (4). [92] Sandra Cuffe, “Celebrity Guatemala Migrant Shelter Receives Threats: Director,” Al Jazeera, www.aljazeera. . .


September 10, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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