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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.

The U.S.-Honduras deal has also drawn criticism since it was announced in September. Michelle Brané, director of migrant rights and justice at the Women’s Refugee Commission, said the deal endangers families and undermines human rights.

In addition to USA Today, this story was published in Yahoo! News, the Wisconsin State Farmer, the Argus Leader, the Naples Daily News, and the Visalia Times Delta