According to Fox News on the 17th, immigrants who are going to the U.S. border from Honduras appealed to the incoming Biden administration to fulfill their “promise” to immigration, but were told that “now is not the time to come to [the United States]”.
Fox reported that U.S. President-elect Biden recently promised to relax the Trump administration’s restrictions on asylum immigrants. On the 15th, local time, a team of thousands of Honduran immigrants set out to go straight to the United States and call on Biden to fulfill his promise.
However, NBC broadcast an exclusive interview with an official of Biden’s transition team on the 17th. The official who asked not to be named “shout out” for the northbound immigrants and said: “This is not the time to embark on the journey.”
“The situation on the border will not change overnight.” The official said in an interview with NBC.
“The message we must convey is that health and hope will come, but at this moment it doesn’t make much sense for their own safety … and we’re implementing procedures that will allow them to potentially access [the United States] in the future,” he said.
According to Fox News, President-elect Biden promised to reverse many of Trump’s policies on border security and immigration. For example, the promise to terminate the “MPP” which would have “return” to Mexico for Central American immigrants who entered the United States through the southern border. They need to wait for their applications to be processed in the U.S. immigration court.
Critics say it is cruel and puts these migrants at risk; by Deng also promised to provide illegal immigrants in the United States with a means to obtain legal permanent residence and suspend the expulsion of illegal immigrants from the United States (ICE). However, Trump warned last week that if his immigration policy is ended and incentives are added, it will lead to an “unprecedented wave of illegal immigration”.
On January 15th, local time, a group of thousands of Honduran immigrants set out and marched all the way north to the Guatemalan border, hoping to finally reach the United States.
We’re starving,” said Banana plantation worker Oscar Garcia, who was on the north side of his house, who was destroyed in November’s hurricane in November, in the hope of earning enough money to support his family and daughter. “It’s impossible to live in Honduras. No job, nothing.”
Due to the economic, political, public security and other reasons of the three Central American countries, there has been a continuous flow of immigrants to the United States for more than 20 years.
Since 2018, the scale of the Central American wave of illegal immigrants to the United States has been expanding. Some Honduras, Guatemalan and Salvadorans “look for organizations” through social networks to travel thousands of kilometers to the U.S.-Mexico border by hitchhiking and walking, seeking to enter the United States in various ways. The local media called this form of immigration a “immigrant caravan”.