The United States and El Salvador signed a "cooperative asylum agreement" Friday in what is seen as another attempt by the Trump administration to curb the flow of migrants from Central America coming into the U.S. Details about how the agreement will work or when it goes into effect were not provided, but acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said the pact "is one significant step forward." El Salvador's Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill Tinoco told The Associated Press that the agreement could lead to migrants from third countries obtaining refuge in El Salvador if they pass through on their way to the U.S., although most northern migration routes don't include the country. Criticism was swift, with opponents arguing that El Salvador is not safe enough to serve as a refuge.
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