April 13, 2020: United States Continues U.S. Foreign Assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo provided an update on the United States' effort to pressure El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to take actions to prevent migration to the US by withholding foreign assistance to the Northern Triangle nations. Today I informed Congress of the Administration’s intent to continue additional targeted U.S. foreign assistance for El Salvador, … Continue reading April 13, 2020: United States Continues U.S. Foreign Assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

Flights of deportees from US, asylum seekers to Guatemala suspended

The Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Relations issued an official communique on Tuesday announcing the suspension of flights of deportees from the United States and asylum seekers from Central America. The announcement comes after the United States deported 58 Guatemalans on Monday.

President Trump Backs Down From Tariff Threat After US and Mexico Reach Agreement

The United States and Mexico appear to have reached an agreement on the current immigration crisis which will avert the harsh and draconian tariffs that President Donald Trump threatened to levy on all Mexican imports. President Trump announced the agreement in two tweets: “I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America … Continue reading President Trump Backs Down From Tariff Threat After US and Mexico Reach Agreement

May 28, 2019: Signature of Memorandum of Cooperation With the Government of Guatemala

The Department of State Office of the Spokesperson published the following media note regarding a memorandum of cooperation between the United State and Guatemala to decrease illegal immigration. On May 27, the U.S. Government signed a new Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with the Government of Guatemala in order to help stem the northward flow of illegal immigrants from Central America to … Continue reading May 28, 2019: Signature of Memorandum of Cooperation With the Government of Guatemala