President-elect says Guatemala can't do migrant deal with US

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President-elect says Guatemala can't do migrant deal with USPresident-elect Alejandro Giammattei said Tuesday that Guatemala will not be able to hold up its side of an immigration agreement with the United States by serving as a 'safe third country' for asylum seekers. Giammattei told The Associated Press his country cannot tend to its own people, let alone those from other countries. The agreement signed with the United States in July by Guatemala's current administration would require asylum seekers from other countries transiting Guatemala to seek asylum here rather than in the U.S.

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