President Donald Trump said on Friday that his administration has reached an agreement with Guatemala to restrict asylum application to the United States from nations south of the U.S. border.

“The so-called ‘safe third country’ agreement would require migrants, including Salvadorans and Hondurans, who cross into Guatemala on their way to the U.S. to apply for protections in Guatemala instead of at the U.S. border,” The Associated Press reported. “It could potentially ease the crush of migrants overwhelming the U.S. immigration system and hand Trump a concession he could herald as a win.”

The move by Guatemala comes after the Central American nation announced that its high court prevented it from entering into the deal, NPR reported.

The Trump administration responded by threatening to put the nation on a travel ban restriction if they failed to take drastic steps to stop the flow of illegal immigrants flooding the U.S. border.

“We’ll either do tariffs or we’ll do something,” Trump said earlier this week. “We’re looking at something very severe with respect to Guatemala.

“It’s not clear how the agreement will take effect,” the AP added. “Guatemala’s Constitutional Court granted three injunctions preventing its government from entering into a deal.”

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