Former President Alejandro Giammattei’s son interrogated and denied entry to US 

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A U.S. senator claims that a son of former President Alejandro Giammattei was interrogated by U.S. immigration authorities. They denied him entry into his territory.

U.S. immigration authorities Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei Cáceres, son of former President Alejandro Giammattei, was denied entry into his territory, who was interrogated by the Customs and Border Protection Office (CBP), according to U.S. Senator Mike Lee. 

According to Utah U.S. Senator Mike Lee, the former president’s son was held by immigration authorities at Miami, Florida airport.

Why does CBP hold Alejandro Giammatei to interrogate him at Miami airport? Could it have anything to do with the chronic disdain of this administration for his father, the former conservative president of Guatemala, who today – January-14 – completed his term?’ Lee questioned in a message posted on his X account, formerly Twitter.

In another publication on Monday, January 15, Lee said that CBP deported Alejandro Giammatei this morning. He had a valid visa. He has visited the United States many times in recent years without problems. Is the Biden administration punishing him because they don’t like his father, the conservative former president of Guatemala?

After the United States denied him entry, the son of the former Guatemalan president returned to Guatemala on a commercial flight.

Passengers travelling on the same flight as Giammattei Cáceres bound for Guatemala confirmed the actions of U.S. Migration. They detailed that the son of the former president was accompanied by two security elements when he was returned to the country.

On Monday it was confirmed that Giammattei Cáceres returned to Guatemala on a commercial flight from the United States. At 12.40 p.m. and it did so at Aurora International Airport and not as people who arrive in the country as deported do, by the Guatemalan Air Force.

It was said that what could have happened is that the U.S. The U.S. considered it inadmissible to its territory despite having a visa in force.

Last Sunday, President Alejandro Giammattei completed his administration for four years after Bernardo Arévalo assumed as president of Guatemala, after having overcome difficulties due to legal actions taken by the Prosecutor’s Office.

Giammattei did not appear personally at the National Theatre for the transfer ceremony and sent the institutional symbols through his secretary.

Its vice president, Guillermo Castillo, with whom he has been distanced since 2020, was present at the ceremony and handed over his position to the biologist chemistry Karin Herrera.

Giammattei sent his personal secretary to hand over the presidential band to Congress, according to several sources, and also said he would not be in the investiture of the new ruler.

“At the risk of getting to midnight without starting the protocol acts, at this time I delivered the symbols of the Presidency to the Congress of Guatemala,” the outgoing president said through his official communication channels.

Giammattei made a final delivery of his final government report last Friday, despite the fact that since democracy was established in 1986, all the presidents who say goodbye have attended Congress on January 14 to be relieved.

This article has been translated from the original which first appeared in Prensa Libre