Appearing Secretary of U.S. Homeland Safety Kevin Okay. McAleenan shakes fingers with Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez earlier than a bilateral assembly at Soto Cano Air Base in Comayagua, Honduras July 2, 2019. Presidency Honduras/Handout by way of REUTERS
WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The US and Honduras are discussing tips on how to enhance short-term authorized employment alternatives for Hondurans in the US, because the governments work to hammer out particulars of an immigration settlement.
In a joint assertion issued Saturday, the governments mentioned they’d have one other spherical of conferences subsequent week “to make sure that our enhanced cooperation conforms to every nations’ authorized necessities whereas additionally advancing our mutual aims.”
This week in Tegucigalpa, officers additionally mentioned tips on how to “improve collaboration within the areas of legislation enforcement and information-sharing, bolster regional border safety, and strengthen migration protections.”
Appearing U.S. Homeland Safety Secretary Kevin McAleenan has waged a marketing campaign in current months to seal immigration offers with the Northern Triangle nations of Central America – Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – from the place many immigrants arriving on the U.S. southern border set out.
Guatemala has signed a so-called “secure third nation” take care of the US that requires asylum seekers who journey via Guatemala on the best way to the U.S.-Mexico border to ask for refuge in Guatemala first, as a substitute of in the US.
The Guatemalan Congress, nevertheless, has not ratified the deal.
McAleenan introduced a take care of El Salvador on Friday to strengthen the Central American nation’s capability to obtain asylum seekers, although he didn’t element what the pact would entail.
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez mentioned this week “we now have to assemble an settlement throughout the area, conversing with Mexico, Guatemala and the US.”
The joint assertion mentioned the conferences “show the dedication of each governments to work collectively as trusted allies to deal with shared regional challenges. They acknowledge Honduras’ progress within the areas of safety and migration.”
Reporting by David Shepardson in Washington and Julia Love in Mexico Metropolis; Enhancing by David Gregorio