US, Honduras Sign Immigration Deal   

Posted on September 25, 2019 4:00 pm

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The United States and Honduras signed an agreement Wednesday as part of a U.S. effort to stem the flow of Central American migrants trying to cross from Mexico.

Details of the agreement have not been released, but it comes after two so-called “safe third country” deals the U.S. recently signed with El Salvador and Guatemala.

Those agreements require anyone seeking refuge in the United States to apply for asylum in the first apparently safe country they enter after fleeing their homelands.

A top Homeland Security official told reporters the Honduras deal “will allow migrants to seek protection as close to home as possible.”