Guatemala and Mexico have deported some 752 Honduran caravan immigrants

At least 752 Honduran immigrants of more than 4,000 who left their country by caravan between January 14 and 15 to the United States, have been deported from Guatemala and Mexico, an official source in Tegucigalpa reported Wednesday.

Of the 752, today 532 arrived from Mexico and Guatemala, by air and land, the Honduran Presidential House said in a statement.

The rest arrived on Tuesday on two flights from the Federal Police of Mexico to the José Ramón Villeda Morales Airport, in San Pedro Sula, northern Honduras.

Among those deported today is an “alleged caravan organizer who left last week from San Pedro Sula,” according to Honduran authorities.

He is 29-year-old Héctor Edgardo Cárcamo, originally from San Pedro Sula, where he arrived protected by elements of the National Guard of Mexico and was required by authorities in his country.


Honduran immigration authorities await the return of at least 1,900 deportees from Mexico, a country to which immigrants from the Central American country entered illegally.

According to immigration authorities in Honduras, some of the immigrants “decided to return voluntarily.”

Those returned by land have been received at the Returned Migrant Assistance Center (CAMR), in Omoa, in the Caribbean department of Cortés, bordering with Guatemala.

Some of the deportees from Mexico on Tuesday told reporters in San Pedro Sula that they have not given up trying to reach the United States, and that they will leave the country again because in Honduras they cannot get a job.

Others, of those who arrived today, said that the caravan trip was a “failure” and they recommended to their countrymen that they intend to leave illegally, not to do so, because of the “suffering” that implies, the rigorous shelter at the borders and the requirement of a passport required by the Mexican immigration authorities.

The first group of Honduran immigrants left in a caravan on the 14th at night through the customs point of Corinth, bordering with Guatemala.

The second, the most numerous, did so at the border point of Agua Caliente, without many making the immigration registration in the windows of Honduras and Guatemala.

Immigrants, including many women and children, had concentrated early in the 14th in a central intercity bus station in San Pedro Sula, where they arrived in small groups or individually, without being clear in principle if the caravan would leave by Corinth or Hot Water.


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