U.S. envoy offers farm visas to boost asylum deal with Guatemala
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 In a bid to strengthen an asylum deal forged between Guatemala's outgoing president and the United States, a U.S. official offered on Monday to triple the number of temporary farmworker visas available to Guatemalans.
A man in custody of the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency died on Sunday. Business Insider reports 34-year-old Santiago Baten-Oxlag died of complications from COVID-19. The Guatemalan immigrant died in a hospital in Columbus, Georgia, that he had been transferred to from ICE's Stewart Detention Center, in Lumpkin, Georgia. He's the second immigrant to die from COVID-19 while in ICE custody. El Salvadoran Carlos Escobar Mejia died from the virus earlier this month.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticizes U.S. treatment of migrants during a visit to Guatemala, and raised doubts about whether the Central American country could cope with a migration deal agreed with..