This month, about 8,000 Honduran asylum seekers tried to hold a welcome party for President Joe Biden. Due to President Trump’s agreements with Mexico and Guatemala to use force to intercept illegal aliens, their efforts to reach the southern border of the United States in at least two caravans were rejected.But Central America is still a big pot of potential immigrants eager to work in the U.S.
Mr. Biden must now come up with his own strategy. Increasing resources for processing applicants at the border may help. However, if there are no new incentives to encourage immigrants to comply with the law, the United States will continue to rely heavily on the militarization of Guatemala and Mexico’s immigration policies to curb the inevitable illegal immigration.
Honduras seems to have logically concluded that after the Democratic Party takes power again, the restrictions on asylum in the Trump era will definitely be lifted. However, on January 1
The graceful warnings did nothing to stop the immigrants who set off on January 15. By January 18, they had violent confrontations with the Guatemalan National Guard and the National Police. The tearful mother sat on the ground holding her baby while the young man blocked the road, threw stones, and tried to get past law enforcement.
The previous report said that thousands of people were rejected. My source said that the rest were divided into small groups that continued to move north. The White House said over the weekend that Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) agreed to continue efforts to “contain” illegal foreigners from Mexico and Central America. The Biden administration warned that if they reach the US border, they will give priority to those already waiting in the asylum queue.