By: Lili McEntire

Abstract: Safe Third Country Agreements are a means of controlling the flow of migrants into a country. In particular, these migrants are typically refugees seeking asylum in a new place. Safe Third Country Agreements require an asylum seeker to seek asylum in the country they first arrive in, even if it is not the country they are hoping to settle in. In 2019, the United States attempted to create safe third country agreements with several Central American countries in an effort to slow the flow of refugees into the United States. The formation of these agreements is suspect in the method and the supports offered to migrants.

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