US President Donald Trump has said, America will begin the process of removing millions of illegal migrants next week. In a tweet, Mr Trump said, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will deport the people who have illicitly found their way into the United States.
He added that Guatemala is preparing to sign a safe third country deal. This would mean that migrants entering Guatemalan territory will have to apply for refugee status there, not in the United States.
This comes after the State Department yesterday said it would not offer any more aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras unless they take concrete actions to deter undocumented migrants from heading to the US.
The US is facing a surge in migrant arrivals from Guatemala and other impoverished Central American countries which are plagued by gang violence. Trump calls it 'an invasion' and has made the fight against illegal migration a central plank of his administration.