2020-01-28 11:25:43

What Happened to Thousands of Migrants Headed to US?



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Vicki Cervantes, the North America Coordinator for the Honduras Solidarity Network, and a member of La Voz de los de Abajo Chicago.

Mexican police have thwarted the hopes of thousands of Central American migrants who were headed to the US-Mexico border through Guatemala.

Mexican national police used tear gas and other violent means to prevent migrants from countries like Honduras to travel from Guatemala through Mexico in line with President Donald Trump’s demands.

Migrants and refugees seeking asylum had traditionally been allowed to transit through Mexico but now that policy has been upended, throwing into disarray the plans of those desperately fleeing violence in their home countries.

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