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Biden administration moves to reverse Trump's migration agreements

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Biden's administration has begun the process to terminate migration agreements from Trump's administration with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

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Antony Blinken, US secretary of state
Antony Blinken, US secretary of state

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday (local time) announced that President Joe Biden's administration has begun the process to terminate migration agreements from former President Donald Trump's administration with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

According to CNN, the US signed agreements with Guatemala in July 2019 and with El Salvador and Honduras in September 2019 that would have limited the ability of some asylum seekers from those countries to claim asylum in the US and would instead have had them seek protection in their countries of origin.

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."

The top US diplomat called the move to suspend the Asylum Cooperative Agreements with the three Northern Triangle nations as the "first concrete steps" on the path to greater partnership and collaboration in the region laid out by Biden, reported CNN.

"In line with the President's vision, we have notified the Governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras that the United States is taking this action as efforts to establish a cooperative, mutually respectful approach to managing migration across the region begin," Blinken said.

"The Biden administration believes there are more suitable ways to work with our 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 undue burden on them, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our approach will continue to provide support for their national action plans under the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework through humanitarian partners," he added.

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First Published: Sun, February 07 2021. 08:12 IST
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