Migrant caravan sets off from Honduras with eyes on U.S. border

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The departure of the group Wednesday night was reminiscent of a much larger migrant caravan that formed two years ago shortly before U.S. Embassy in Honduras said via Twitter Wednesday that migration to the U.S. It deployed its National Guard to intercept them on highways and worked to keep massive caravans seen in previous years from forming.Central American migrants began travelling in large groups in recent years, seeking safety in numbers and in some cases avoiding the cost of smugglers. More expulsions were made in August than in any other month since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order in mid-March green-lighting them.The arrests recorded by CBP — the main metric used to gauge border crossings — show unauthorized migration to the U.S. midterm elections. Immigration

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Migrant caravan sets off from Honduras with eyes on U.S. Migrant caravan sets off from Honduras with eyes on U.S. The U.S. Mexico and the United States deported hundreds of migrants back to their home countries to try to empty detention centers.The U.S. The lack of jobs and struggle for families to put food on the table have only worsened.The U.N.’s International Labour Organization said Wednesday that at least 34 million jobs have been lost in Latin America due to the coronavirus pandemic. suspends protections for kids at border

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More than 43,000 of the apprehensions during August resulted in summary expulsions, which U.S. Mexico has typically offered migrants the opportunity to seek asylum there, but many have their minds set on the United States. border

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U.S. But the majority of the migrants who gathered Wednesday decided not to wait for October, instead setting out in the dark of night carrying knapsacks and many wearing masks. 

Migrants walk along a highway in hopes of reaching the distant United States, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, September 30, 2020. 

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The groups quickly strung out along the highway with some catching rides while others continued to walk toward the Guatemala border.Mexico asks U.S. The caravan comes just two weeks after Guatemala reopened its borders after keeping them sealed for months to slow the spread of COVID-19. government last year, Mexico took a more aggressive approach toward migrants. immigration authorities making nearly 50,000 arrests and expelling the majority of those apprehended under coronavirus restrictions. 

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras — Hundreds of migrants began walking Wednesday night from this city in northern Honduras toward the Guatemala border, testing a well-trod migration route now in times of the novel coronavirus. The ILO lists Latin America and the Caribbean as the worst-hit region in the world in terms of lost working hours, with a drop of 20.9% in the first three quarters of the year. First published on October 1, 2020 / 3:40 AM Refugee recalls journey to asylum

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But the push factors driving migrants from Central America certainly haven’t eased during the pandemic. border authorities were authorized to make during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data. It became a hot issue in the campaign, fueling anti-immigrant rhetoric. expels 8,800 migrant kids amid pandemic

U.S. government used the pandemic to effectively shut down the asylum system at its southern border, but as CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez reported in early September, apprehensions of unauthorized migrants along the southern border rose for a fourth consecutive month in August, with U.S. to “clarify” hysterectomies on migrant womenLate Wednesday, Guatemala’s immigration agency said in a statement that its counterpart in Honduras said about 900 migrants were in the city of Choloma and were headed to the border crossing at Corinto. was more difficult than ever right now and more dangerous because of COVID-19. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

Governments throughout the region made it known they were watching Wednesday. Most migrant shelters along the principle routes north through Mexico closed their doors to new arrivals as they tried to keep the virus from spreading to vulnerable migrant populations. border

Mexico asks U.S. continued to increase over the summer, despite the pandemic and the Trump administration’s policy of swiftly expelling most migrants, including asylum-seekers and unaccompanied children, without allowing them to seek humanitarian refuge. 

Mexico has tried for months to bus asylum seekers stuck at its northern border south. They drew significant attention, but were a fraction of the everyday migration flow toward the U.S. Migrants are also likely to find it more difficult to find work in Mexico now as the economy is expected to contract 10% this year due to the impact of the pandemic. immigration for generations

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The flow of migrants north from Central America had slowed dramatically during the pandemic as countries throughout the region closed their borders. Mexico’s immigration agency said in a statement that it would enforce “safe, orderly and legal” migration and not do anything to promote the formation of a migrant caravan. Under pressure from the U.S. border. to “clarify” alleged hysterectomies on migrant women

Trump-Biden race to dictate fate of U.S. Calls for a new migrant caravan to leave from the San Pedro Sula bus station October 1 had been circulating on social media for weeks.