The Trump administration tries to reduce immigration from Central America
Immigration has always been a controversial topic before and during the presidency of Donald Trump, mainly illegal immigration.
The current administration of the US ensures that the massive flow of undocumented immigrants tremendously affects the country’s economy, increases population density and decreases job opportunities for American citizens.
Adding to that, the Trump government argues that the reason why immigrants try to cross borders without legal documentation is because their countries do not offer a good quality of life, social security, job opportunities, inter alia.
Therefore, one of the president’s proposals is to help third world countries, mainly from Central America, so that they can invest in quality of life and contribute to the purpose of reducing illegal immigration to the US.
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Border forces had an agreement with Guatemala
In early 2020, agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), two of the branches of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), traveled to Guatemala with the purpose of helping local entities to improve the management and prevention of illegal immigration.
In fact, the agreement between these two countries specifically stated: “U.S. personnel under this agreement will not conduct immigration or law enforcement operations; they are in country for mentoring, advising and capacity-building purposes only.”
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The US border forces violated the agreement with Guatemala
AP News recently informed that Democratic members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee reported Tuesday, October 13, that border forces violated the agreement with Guatemala earlier this year.
Federal agencies of the US, which only had the purpose of supporting Guatemalan law enforcement agencies, transported a caravan of undocumented immigrants back to Honduras, which was not part of their duties.
The report revealed that DHS admitted that funds from the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs were used to hire three vans to return immigrants to the borders of Honduras, without following any kind of protocol.
In fact, the report states that “operation to transport Honduran migrants was conducted in an improvised manner without any protocols in place to address security considerations or ensure the personal safety and human rights of the migrants.”
Members of the Foreign Relations Committee ask the Office of Inspector General (OIG), both DHS and the Department of State (DOS), to conduct a thorough investigation regarding violations by the US border forces.
Avoid illegal immigration, follow legal parameters
It is imperative to follow legal guidelines established by the US immigration system to avoid precarious situations when attempting to cross borders irregularly.
In addition to that, it is important to understand that the local immigration system is quite robust and there are multiple alternatives that might suit your current needs. Perhaps all you need is to take expert advice and organize your application effectively and efficiently.
If you have any questions about an immigration issue or relating to a case you may have currently in progress, then please don’t hesitate to contact us for a FREE Phone Consultation with one of our expert immigration attorneys.
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