Ciudad Hidalgo in Chiapas State, Mexico, to Tecun Uman in Guatemala, on June 10, 2019.
and a temporary injunction that blocks Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales from signing any agreement with President Trump to make Guatemala a safe third country for asylum seekers.
Under the agreement, migrants passing through Guatemala would have to apply for asylum there rather than continuing to the US – this would probably have the effect of preventing and deterring some migrants from applying for asylum in the United States at all
The United Nations' refugee agency defines "safe country," in part, as "being countries in which refugees can enjoy asylum without any danger."
to make sure there are enough protections in place for people who would claim asylum in Guatemala, according to an administration official.
Trump has tried to negotiate a deal like this before. At the beginning of June, Trump dropped tariffs on Mexican goods after the two countries came to an agreement on immigration.
Mexico's Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, said they moderated some of the US requests, such as entering a safe third country agreement, but instead allowed others to expand to part of the Immigration and Nationality Act that would return asylum seekers to Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings