Safe Third Country Agreement Honduras


The ACA`s implementation rule only provides for a “threshold” check by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asylum officials to determine whether asylum seekers can be subject to the agreement. [55] The rule does not even provide for a “minimum consultation period” for refugee claimants before screening. [56] All interviewees by Refugees International and Human Rights Watch said they were denied meaningful access to a lawyer while in detention by cbP and that they were only allowed to make between one and three hasty, non-private phone calls: ยท disclosure of the number of persons subject to the ACA for Guatemala and a breakdown of that number by nationality, sex, age and port of entry or border management sector, on which the person was originally treated; the number of persons who expressed their fear of being sent to a third country as part of a CBA and who received an interview without rejection; and the success rate of these interviews. The structural causes that drive people away from their countries of origin are not resolved. The imposition of ACA only worsens the situation of people marginalized by the state, especially Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ people, women and children. The coalition of organizations stresses that no agreement or policy will prevent people from looking for a place to lead a fulfilling life, especially free from persecution and violence. Beginning in the late 1980s, several European countries, the United States and Canada, began signing bilateral or multilateral agreements and adopting national laws to allow countries with comparable asylum standards and procedures to transfer asylum seekers to countries considered “safe”, where they were guaranteed access to a full and fair examination of applications for international protection. UNHCR has established that transfers from safe third countries should not take place if they are likely to result in refoulement (persecution in the third country) or indirect or chain refoulement (by removal from the third country to the country of origin). [15] The concept of effective protection requires, among other things, that any transferred asylum seeker be guaranteed: a rule published on 18 November provides for a new verification procedure to determine whether the United States or Guatemala will process migrants` protection claims. It applies both to immigrants who present themselves at U.S. ports of entry at the southern border and to those who attempt to enter the country without authorization between ports. Most migrants seeking asylum in the United States cross Mexico from the Northern Triangle…