Why the Details of a White House Asylum Deal Matter to Guatemala
Jan 13, 2020 | 11:00 GMT
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- Under White House pressure, outgoing President Jimmy Morales agreed that Guatemala would host migrant asylum seekers bound for the United States.
- Incoming President Alejandro Giammattei will ultimately decide how his country will provide for thousands of immigrants as they await decisions on their asylum cases.
- Until those questions of implementation can be answered, Guatemala will press the United States for more support.