A new caravan has formed in Central America and is traveling north with the goal of reaching the U.S.-Mexico Border.
The caravan formed earlier this week as several hundred migrants left San Pedro Sula in Honduras, Telesur TV reported. The group is preparing to cross into Guatemala despite claims by that country’s government that irregular migration will not be allowed. The Guatemalan government issued an order this week allowing the use of force to contain the caravan, the TV station reported.
Integrantes de la caravana de migrantes avanzan por Puerto Cortés, rumbo a la frontera de Corinto en Omoa para intentar ingresar a territorio de Guatemala. Foto: Vía plataforma de periodistas de Guatemala. pic.twitter.com/g848Mnunvg
— Santiago Botón (@SantiagoteleSUR) March 30, 2021
The new caravan comes as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is overwhelmed by the number of migrants arriving each day. The surge appears to be largely fueled by the arrival of President Joe Biden and commonly held hopes that asylum determinations will be more favorable.
Last month, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador publicly blamed Biden for the migration spike which is also impacting Mexican efforts to contain the situation. Lopez Obrador deployed 8,700 soldiers to key areas along human smuggling routes in the country.
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