El Salvador would give asylum to migrants as “Safe Third Country”

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Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The United States and El Salvador will sign an agreement on Friday afternoon, in the Central American country agrees to grant asylum to migrants who are in search of refuge, as assured by the Washington Post Newspaper.
With the agreement of a safe third country, The United States seeks to stop illegal migration at its borders and make people look for other alternatives before reaching the northern country.

The information was unofficially given to the Associated Press (AP) by an American government official, who assured that the Acting Secretary of National Security, Kevin McAleenan, would sign a "cooperative asylum agreement". A commission from El Salvador is in the United States to discuss the issue.

But nevertheless, the agreement seems contradictory because many Salvadorans flee their land to seek protection in the United States.

Last july, the same agreement was signed by Guatemala, a nation that suffers from similar social problems, political and economic than El Salvador.