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Reports: U.S., Guatemala Negotiate Legal Wall Against Migrants

U.S. and Guatemalan officials are negotiating a “safe third country” agreement which would bar the movement of U.S.-bound migrants through Guatemala, say press reports. Under the terms of the [draft] agreement, migrants fleeing persecution in El Salvador and Honduras would be required to seek asylum in Guatemala, a gateway to Mexico and the United States,” said the June 13 report by Voice of America News. With few exceptions, those who continue north to the U.S. without testing their chances in Guatemala would be sent back to Guatemala by U.S. immigration…

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Democrats Block Emergency Funding for Border Crisis

Democratic Senator Pat Leahy bluntly told GOP Senators that Democrats are blocking $4.5 billion needed to manage the Central American migration emergency until Republicans submit to their pro-migration demands. “We’re willing to put [up] the money,” the Vermont Senator said at the June 11 hearing at the Senate’s judiciary committee. But, he added:  Now whether a supplemental gets done is up to the administration. If they continue to block bipartisan legislation, nothing happens. I hope the Republicans will finally realize we have to do this, Republicans and Democrats, together ……

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Democrats Slam Donald Trump’s Mexico Deal for Failing and Succeeding

Democrats are slamming President Donald Trump’s deal with Mexico for failing to do anything new — but also for imposing new curbs on migration and sidelining Democrats’ immigration agenda. The contradictory Democrats, however, are united in their opposition to Trump’s Mexico deal, which may deny Democrats political leverage in 2019 and an election argument in 2020. “I think the president has completely overblown what he reports to have achieved. These are agreements that Mexico had already made, in some cases months ago,” said Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke. “They might have…

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