A group of thousands of Honduran immigrants set out to the Guatemalan border, hoping to finally reach the United States.
According to the Associated Press, 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.
According to the report, the team set out from San Pedro Sula, Honduras’ second largest city, with a population of 2,000 to 4,000.
Some people take a free ride to the border, while others walk along the highway.
“We’re starving,” said Oscar Garcia, a banana plantation worker, who went to the Guatemalan border, whose own home was destroyed in November’s hurricane and is currently fleeing north in hopes of earning enough money to support his family and daughters, “living in Honduras is impossible. No job, nothing.”
According to the report, countries such as Guatemala and Mexico along the way have taken corresponding measures to deal with the arrival of large numbers of immigrants.
A Guatemalan military spokesman said that on the 15th, the military detained 600 immigrants at the country’s border with Honduras.
At the same time, Guatemalan authorities also repatriated 102 migrants to Honduras on the same day. In addition, Mexico has deployed troops and riot police to the border area with Guatemala.
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”.