Honduran police on Wednesday dissolved a caravan of migrants that had departed the previous day from San Pedro Sula to the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. The contingent began the march on Tuesday from the Great Metropolitan Central of San Pedro Sula with the intention of crossing the border in Corinth. However, they were intercepted by the National Civil Police (PNC) in the Pueblo Nuevo neighborhood, belonging to the department of Cholulteca, El Heraldo reported
Translated to English, excerpt of Bensman:
“The caravan, of which until now it is not known who or who the organizers are, is the third in 2020, after the two that left in January of this year for the customs points of Corinto and Agua Caliente, bordering Guatemala.
Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studies told The Epoch Times that the Mexican National Guard very effectively dissolved the last two caravans on the Guatemala-Chiapas border and almost none of those thousands of people who made up those caravans reached the interior of Mexico because they were forced to return to their country of origin.
“The new caravans will not be a problem for Americans if Mexico continues with this policy,” said the immigration analyst.
Bensman said it is in Mexico’s interest to dissolve those caravans because the U.S. Health Emergency Title 42 gives the Border Patrol the authority to immediately deport illegal immigrants found along the border.
According to Bensman, many of the migrants could be sick with COVID-19 and Mexican hospitals do not have the capacity “to bear any additional load”, so it is in the interest of the Mexican government to dissolve these caravans.”