Biden administration to reverse Trump’s migration pacts with 3 countries

Washington: The Biden administration has moved ahead to reverse Donald Trump’s migration agreements with three countries.

The announcement has come from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. He said President Joe Biden’s administration has begun the process to terminate migration agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Media reports said that the US signed agreements with Guatemala in July 2019 and with El Salvador and Honduras in September 2019.

In his statement, Blinken mentioned that “transfers under the US-Guatemala Asylum Cooperative Agreement had been paused since mid-March 2020 due to COVID-19, and the Agreements with El Salvador and Honduras were never implemented.”

Reports said that the Biden administration believes there are more suitable ways to work with partner governments to manage migration across the region.

The United States will build on our strong relationships and support these governments’ efforts to address forced displacement without placing an undue burden on them, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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