Trump threatens to impose tariffs on Guatemala after they back out of deal

Trump announced this morning that Guatemala has chose to break some sort of deal with the United States regarding immigration. In response, Trump is threatening tariffs:

This Safe Third Country Agreement would have required “asylum seekers who transit through Guatemala to claim asylum in that country instead of the U.S.”

The deal was set to be signed, but the high court in Guatemala ruled that their congress must first approve the deal, effectively blocking President Morales from signing it. As Hotair pointed out last week, their congress is in a lame duck period and may not want to take up such a deal.

Now it appears that Guatemala has decided not to move forward with the deal, and thus we have Trump’s new threats of a “ban”, tariffs and remittance fees.

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