US Denies Plans to Resettle Latin American Migrants in Greece

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Athens, Greece - US Ambassador to Greece, George Tsunis, has categorically denied a CBS News report alleging a US plan to resettle Latin American migrants in Greece. The report, published on May 31st, 2024, claimed the Biden administration was considering diverting migrants applying for US entry at processing centers in Latin America to Greece and Italy instead.

"There is no such deal," Tsunis firmly stated to Kathimerini, refuting the CBS News report which cited anonymous sources.

The CBS report suggested that the alleged plan would see Greece and Italy each receive up to 500 migrants currently being processed at US immigration offices in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Guatemala. These offices were established by the Biden administration in 2023 to manage the increasing number of migrants seeking asylum in the United States.

Greek Migration Minister Dimitris Kairidis echoed Ambassador Tsunis' denial. "There is neither an agreement nor a request from the US for the resettlement of legal immigrants in Greece," Kairidis clarified in a statement on the social media platform X.

CBS News noted that they had not received a response to requests for comment from the Greek government.

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