With Joe Biden now sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, massive changes are being enacted in US immigration policy. Anticipating these changes, tens of thousands of migrants from around the world see this as their chance to finally make it to America’s shores.
Thousands of Honduran migrants clashed with police in the Guatemalan border town of Chiquimula. They are heading for the United States, determined to get in line for a promised amnesty by the new Biden administration.
But the caravan met stiff resistance and was broken up by Guatemalan security forces.
Guatemalan Journalist Carlos Duarte says, “The immigrants just scatter. Some are going back. The last estimates I saw from the immigration department was about 1,500 Hondurans were sent back, but there are still around 4,000 to 5,000 that are still in the country but have scattered.”
Signals from the Biden administration about amnesty are motivating these Hondurans to keep trying.
Click here to read more.