A number of thousand migrants from Honduras started their journey towards the USA Friday, with a big group of them already crossing to Guatemala.
Police at checkpoints arrange alongside the freeway, in each Honduras and Guatemala, requested for identification paperwork, however made no try to cease the migrants.
Video footage confirmed lots of of migrants, holding up the Honduran flag and chanting as they crossed the border at El Florido checkpoint into Guatemalan territory.
The primary migrant caravan from a Central America nation this 12 months consists of girls and younger kids. Coming lower than every week earlier than U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes workplace, the migrants apparently hope that the brand new administration with be extra sympathetic than the Trump administration to their plea for a greater life.
Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico, nevertheless, are collectively taking safety and public well being measures as a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic, to stop unauthorized border crossings.
Mexican officers stated Thursday, that they had mentioned migration with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for nationwide safety adviser, Jake Sullivan, and raised “the potential for implementing a cooperation program for the event of northern Central America and southern Mexico, in response to the financial disaster attributable to the pandemic and the latest hurricanes within the area.”
Final month, Honduran authorities stopped a caravan earlier than it even reached the Guatemalan border. Final 12 months, different caravans have been damaged up by Guatemala’s authorities earlier than reaching Mexico.