Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced on Monday he has told his foreign ministry to ask the United States for temporary protected status for migrants affected by the recent volcano eruptions that have left hundreds of Guatemalans dead, injured, or without homes. The Fuego volcano, 25 miles southwest of Guatemala City, first erupted on June 3, and has been spewing ash and lava on and off ever since. Many migrants have traveled to the U.S. from Guatemala seeking an escape from gang violence.

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