[35] “Assessment of Guatemalan Asylum System,” U.S. Embassy Cable, Reference Number 19STATE61360; Information reference: 19GUATEMALA 536, 12 June 2019. In UT V. DHS documents. Barr, DHSFF 1232, drive.google.com/file/d/ 1em53GvgzXvzUYxfDcGOfcByllk1N4GKK/view. The U.S. Embassy said in June 2019 that there were more than 400 cases of delay and that Guatemala had the capacity to process 100 to 150 cases per year. However, it found that no case had been dealt with for more than a year during the drafting of the Rules of Procedure on Refugee Status and that, from March 2019 to June 2019, the National Migration Authority, the only body empowered to take decisions on refugee status, had not been convened. While the embassy found that asylum seekers have a formal work permit, by art. .

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