migrant caravan; stock photo
Another caravan of migrants set off in Honduras this weekend en route to the United States border.
Hundreds of Hondurans and Nicaraguans left San Pedro Sula on Saturday and a smaller caravan departed the region Sunday morning.
Hundreds of Hondurans and Nicaraguans on Saturday left the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula to march toward the United States, the first such migrant caravan to be formed this year in Central America.
The caravan set off days before leftist President-elect Xiomara Castro takes office in Honduras on Jan. 27. She has vowed to revive the economy and combat corruption that stokes waves of mass migration to the United States.
The migrants, mostly young people carrying backpacks on their shoulders and women with children, left a bus terminal in the northern city of San Pedro Sula for the border post of Corinto in an attempt to enter Guatemala. Some were pushing children in baby carriages.
“There is no work,” said Pablo Mendez, a Honduran carrying his 2-year-ld daughter in his arms. “That is why people are leaving in this caravan.”
Hundreds of U.S.-bound migrants set off in Honduras in first caravan of 2022 https://t.co/YUBIeNS9bI pic.twitter.com/id6fbM14sh
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 15, 2022
US border patrol agents encountered nearly 2 million illegal aliens in 2021.
Despite record illegal immigration, the DHS announced the creation of a new “Climate Change Professionals Program.”
NEW: As illegal crossings at the Southern border are expected to hit 2 million for the first time in history in 2021, DHS announces the creation of a new “Climate Change Professionals Program” to support DHS’ “growing focus on adapting to climate change & resilience.” @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/wffwcOreCb
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) January 12, 2022