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Guatemala asks US for migrant protections due to volcano fallout

GUATEMALA CITY: Guatemalan migrants to the United States should receive temporary protection from deportation because of recent volcanic eruptions in their home country, Guatemalan officials said on Monday. President Jimmy Morales said on Twitter he had instructed his Foreign Ministry to petition the United States for temporary protected status for the country’s migrants. “The request is a response to the catastrophe caused by the Fuego volcano,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marta Larra said. Fuego, which means…