More than 5,000 migrants returned to Honduras by air and land

TEGUCIGALPA, Jan 28 (NNN-Prensa Latina) — The number of migrants returned to Honduras by various means from Mexico and Guatemala this year exceeds 5,000, the National Institute of Migration reported.

The coordinator of the delegations, Victor Vega, explained that every day up to four airplanes of the Federal Police of that country arrive from Mexico with more than 200 Hondurans each.

By land, almost eight buses arrive daily through the customs office in Corinto, from Mexico and Guatemala, added the official.

The institution has been working on the return of Hondurans since Jan 15, when the first migrant caravan left this year, and the returns ‘have been permanent,’ he added.

Thousands of Hondurans see migration as an escape from the situation in the country, but face enormous dangers on their long journey to the United States and the risk of being deported before they achieve the so-called ‘American dream.’

Poverty, violence generated by gangs and criminal groups, unemployment and difficult access to basic services are the main factors that drive thousands of Hondurans to leave their country in search of new opportunities for survival. — NNN-PRENSA LATINA


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