January 18th Comprehensive report: On the 16th local time, Guatemalan officials said that thousands of illegal Honduran immigrants crossed into Guatemala with the aim of going to the United States.
It is reported that on the evening of the 15th local time, teams of more than 3,000 Honduran immigrants each forcibly broke through the cordon raised by the Guatemalan police.
On the 16th, a third group of immigrants entered Guatemala.
Alejandra Mena, spokesman of the National Institute of Migration of Guatemala, said that since the 15th, about 7,000 to 8,000 Honduran people have crossed the border blockade to enter Guatemala, planning to enter the United States through Mexico to seek asylum on the occasion of the “change of ownership” of the White House.
A Honduran woman with four children said that a hurricane destroyed her house at the end of 2020, leaving the whole family sleeping on the street without repeating three meals.
“That’s why we made up our minds to [smuggle].
Even if you know you may die, you still have to do so.
Baredes, who joined the “immigrant army” with his brother, not only lost his home because of the hurricane, but also because of the coronavirus epidemic.
All I have now is to fight for the family to survive.
The Guatemalan government called on the Honduran authorities to take measures to “check the large-scale departure of residents”.
It is understood that Mexico is the only country bordering the southern part of the United States by land. There is a long border between the two countries.
All illegal immigrants who want to enter the United States from Central and South America to the north must pass through Mexico.
However, Reuters said that since the immigration agreement between Mexico and the United States is still in place, the immigration team will be expelled once they arrive in Mexico.