Donald Trump Wins Guatemala Vote on Asylum Deal

Breitbart | 8/12/2019 | Neil Munro
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President Donald Trump scored a win in Guatemala on Sunday when the nation’s voters rejected a candidate who wants to completely scrap a July 26 asylum agreement with the United States.

The pending deal would allow U.S. border officials to reject asylum claims from migrants who first cross through Guatemala, including migrants from Honduras, El Salvador, India, Africa, and Asia.

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The agreement effectively creates a legal wall against migrants that is difficult for U.S. progressive judges to knock down because it is based on a clear U.S. law.

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The August 11 election was also a defeat for progressive groups in the United States and Guatemala, which occupies the land bridge between Mexico and southern America. The progressive groups supported a left-wing candidate, Sandra Torres, who promised to reject the deal. On August 8, for example, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Guatemala, where she met with many of her left-wing pro-migration allies, some of whom are funded directly or indirectly by George Soros’s pro-migration donor groups.

The winner, Alejandro Giammattei, won 58 percent of the vote.

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But the new president also wants the deal rewritten to provide more benefits to Guatemala. “It’s not right for the country. … If we don’t have the capacity to look after our own people, imagine what it will be like for foreigners, President-elect Alejandro...
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