Central American migrants who seek asylum in the U.S. could soon risk being deported to Honduras.
The deal will require migrants journeying through Honduras on their way to the U.S. to stop and apply for asylum in Honduras, instead.
The White House has signed similar "safe third country" agreements with El Salvador and Guatemala, the latter of which has already gone into effect.
But the Honduras agreement is reportedly the first to include a caveat that would block asylum-seekers from applying in the U.S. if Honduras or another country rejects their claims.
Critics say the agreement with Honduras will put migrants in danger. Honduras has the fifth-highest homicide rate in the world. The U.S. State Department warns Americans to reconsider traveling to the Central American country because there's so much violent crime.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.