Asylum agreement between US and El Salvador is ready to go into effect

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16 December 2020
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An asylum agreement between the United States and El Salvador is ready to go into effect, according to a memo obtained by CNN.
The agreement, signed last year, would send some migrants requesting asylum at the US border to El Salvador to seek protection....
The Asylum Cooperative Agreements -- initiated last year -- marked a significant shift in US asylum policy, as migrants who may have legitimate claims for asylum are sent to other countries to make their cases. The US struck accords with Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, but only the agreement with Guatemala was ever really up and running. Last January, Wolf announced that the US had finalized the details of the asylum agreement with Honduras....