Report: US to send asylum seekers to Honduras, blocking them from making a claim in America

A migration deal will allow immigration authorities to send asylum seekers to Honduras and prevent them from reapplying in the United States, according to documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times. 

The Department of Homeland Security announced the agreement in September, but the Times on Monday was the first to report that the deal would block seekers from applying in the U.S. if Honduras or another country rejects their asylum claims. 

Under the deal, authorities could send asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border to Honduras regardless of if they came from the country, the Times reported. Immigration officials previously said the agreement would prevent vulnerable populations from being “victimized by smugglers.” 

A source provided a copy of the agreement to The Times this week, the newspaper reported.

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