Argueta Diaz de Gomez v. Wilkinson
"Diaz de Gomez claims that she received repeated death threats from a gang in Guatemala after she and her family witnessed a mass killing by gang members and refused to acquiesce to the gang’s extortion...
State Department, Feb. 6, 2021
"The United States has suspended and initiated the process to terminate the Asylum Cooperative Agreements with the Governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras as the first concrete steps on the path to greater...
CLINIC, Dec. 21, 2020
"On Dec. 10, 2020, the Ninth Circuit vacated the decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals in Matter of E-R-A-L-, 27 I&N Dec. 767 (BIA 2020) . CLINIC and the Duke University School of Law have published a practice alert...
Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica, Nov. 19, 2020
"During the day, immigrant teenagers attend high school. At night, they work in factories to pay debts to smugglers and send money to family. The authorities aren’t surprised by child labor. They’re...
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democratic Staff Report, Oct. 13, 2020
Michelle Hackman, José de Córdoba, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 13, 2020
"U.S. border agents working in Guatemala detained Honduran migrants intending to make...
Department of Labor, Sept. 17, 2020
"The U.S. Government, through efforts of the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City, signed an updated bilateral cooperative agreement with Guatemala to facilitate increased transparency...
Diaz-Reynoso v. Barr
"Sontos Maudilia Diaz-Reynoso, a native and citizen of Guatemala, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) order dismissing her appeal of an Immigration Judge’s (IJ) order denying her application...
Lopez Ordonez v. Barr
"Hector Daniel Lopez Ordonez was conscripted into the Guatemalan military when he was 15 years old. As part of the G-2 intelligence unit, Lopez Ordonez was ordered— and repeatedly refused—to torture and kill people...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Feb. 6, 2020
"Warren, Menendez Lead Senators Questioning Agreements Used by the Trump Administration to Expel Asylum Seekers to Northern Triangle Countries
Touted in the State of the Union Address, the Trump Administration's...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2019
"The Department of Homeland Security is publishing the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala on Cooperation...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Implementing Bilateral and Multilateral Asylum Cooperative Agreements Under the Immigration and Nationality Act
AGENCY: Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice;...
Perez-Tino v. Barr
"Marta Perez-Tino is a Guatemalan national of Mayan K'Iche' descent who entered the United States in 2001 without inspection. Facing the prospect of removal on the basis of a 2010 Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA"...
Boston Immigration Judge Paul M. Gagnon granted asylum in a DV-based case, recognizing "Guatemalan women" as a particular social group. ICE reserved, but did not appeal, so the decision is final . The IJ addressed Matter of A-B- in several places...
Susan Gzesh, July 30, 2019
"Less than two weeks after Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales abruptly cancelled a White House visit, President Donald Trump bullied his way to securing what the Trump administration is calling a “Safe Third Country”...
On Friday, July 26, 2019, DHS Acting Secretary McAleenan and the Guatemalan Minister of Government, Enrique Degenhart, signed an agreement in the Oval Office.
The agreement is here .
Washington Post reporting is here .
Analysis by law professor...