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Asylum Resource Series: Guatemala

by USCIS Asylum Resource Information Center

Perspective Series
Perspectives are written by expert consultants and may reflect the views of individuals or groups. Like Profiles, they provide background information on the political and social conditions in a country and particularly the human rights situation. These papers are usually over 50 pages in length and include a table of contents and index.

Human Rights In Guatemala Since The Signing Of The Peace Accords

Question and Answer Series
Question and Answer papers provide information on emerging social and political developments. They may include chronologies of political developments, summaries of recent changes of government (including coups), or information on particular ethnic, political, religious, racial, or social groups at risk, e.g., Sierra Leone: Political, Military, and Human Rights Chronology: 1991-1997. These papers are usually between 10-25 pages and include a table of contents and index.

Guatemala Hardship Considerations

Query Responses
Query responses are short responses to specific inquiries received from asylum officers and other branches of the Immigration. Responses may consist of photocopies of articles or may be a short narrative based on staff research and/or information from experts. On the website, only the query response is available. The attachments referenced in a query will not be available on the Internet.

Guatemala: Information on the Re-emergence of Civil Patrols in Post-War Guatemala

About The Author

USCIS Asylum Resource Information Center ("RIC") was established to meet the information needs of the Asylum Officer and Immigration Officer Corps in the US and overseas by providing them with credible and objective information on conditions in the countries of origin of asylum and refugee applicants. To meet this need we obtain information from reputable human rights monitors, other government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia, and the media. The RIC is a Branch of the Asylum Division in the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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