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U.S. and El Salvador sign letter of cooperation to reduce border migration

  1. Date Announced

    Aug. 28, 2019

    U.S. and El Salvador sign a letter of intent to cooperate on strengthening immigration enforcement to reduce border migration, enhancing biometric info-sharing, building asylum and protection capacity within El Salvador, and exploring paths for legalization of Salvadorans in the United States. [ID #424]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Aug. 28, 2019
  3. Subsequent Action

    September 25, 2019

    The United States and El Salvador signed a cooperative agreement that would transfer asylum seekers who are not nationals or residents of El Salvador to El Salvador in order to seek asylum there. According to U.S. officials cited in news reports, the policy applies to refugees who passed through El Salvador en route to the United States.

    Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of El Salvador for Cooperation in the Examination of Protection Claims

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