Thousands of migrants from Central America are on their way to the United States, and a migrant activist group representing the caravan is calling for the Biden administration to honor its “commitment.”
As many as 8,000 migrants from Honduras have entered Guatemala since Friday, Guatemala’s immigration authority informed Reuters. Guatemalan authorities said they already had detained hundreds of Honduran migrants from the caravan.
Videos show the massive caravan bust through a wall of law enforcement officers at the Guatemala border.
Caravan from Honduras busting through Guatemala Border in route to the USApic.twitter.com/ZSdFqGLzxb
— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) January 16, 2021
A group from the Central American migrant caravan forcefully push past border patrol in Guatemala. pic.twitter.com/5ALDRclVPI
— The Hill (@thehill) January 16, 2021
“Tenemos hambre, sueño y cansancio de +3 días de camino” decían los migrantes hondureños, mientras presionaban el cerco policiaco y antidisturbios en la frontera El Florido, que finalmente lograron esquivarlos e ingresaron a territorio guatemalteco. Acá están las imágenes. pic.twitter.com/EwYOdSw4ZQ
— Santiago Botón 🇬🇹 (@SantiagoteleSUR) January 16, 2021
The migrants are fleeing political corruption, violence, and extreme poverty in Honduras, which was exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic and two devastating Category 4 hurricanes that battered the country within a two-week span in November.