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White House imposes "travel ban" on Guatemala, unless it inhibits illegal immigration: NPR



Guatemalan migrants cross the Suchiate River from Tecun Uman in Guatemala to Ciudad Hidalgo in Chiapas state of Mexico on makeshift rafts on Monday. In order to put pressure on Guatemala to reduce migration, Trump's government is planning punitive measures against the country.

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Guatemalan migrants cross the Suchiate River from Tecun Uman in Guatemala to Ciudad Hidalgo in Chiapas state of Mexico on makeshift rafts on Monday. In order to put pressure on Guatemala to reduce migration, Trump's government is planning punitive measures against the country.

Alfredo Estrella / AFP / Getty Images

The Trump administration is actively investigating the imposition of a travel ban on Guatemala unless the Central American nation takes significant steps to stem illegal immigration north.