Forthcoming in 36 Int’l Enforcement Law Rep. (Feb. 2020) www.ielr.com Civil Society Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Trumps “Safe Third Country” Agreements

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Saturday, February 1, 2020
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
2
Abstract: 

On January 15, 2020, the American Civil Liberties Union, National Immigrant Justice Center, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, and Human Rights First brought  a  lawsuit in U.S. District Court[1] challenging the Trump administration’s policies concerning Asylum Cooperation Agreement (also known as “safe third country” agreements) with Guatemala and other Northern Triangle countries that force individuals seeking asylum in the U.S. to apply for asylum in the same dangerous region from which they have fled.