First Migrant Caravan of 2022 Sets Off From Honduras – Reports

© REUTERS / MIKE BLAKEA bus leaves a closed border facility as migrants subject to a Trump-era asylum restriction program were expected to begin entry into the United States at the San Ysidro border crossing with Mexico, in San Diego, California, U.S., February 19, 2021.
A bus leaves a closed border facility as migrants subject to a Trump-era asylum restriction program were expected to begin entry into the United States at the San Ysidro border crossing with Mexico, in San Diego, California, U.S., February 19, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 15.01.2022
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MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Hundreds of Latin American migrants set out from a northern Honduran city overnight in the hope of one day making it into the United States, media outlets said on Saturday.
An estimated 600 asylum hopefuls from Nicaragua, Venezuela, Haiti, and Cuba departed San Pedro Sula and marched to the town of Corinto near the Nicaraguan border, La Prensa has reported. Dozens more are waiting to join the caravan further north.
This is the first migrant caravan to hit the road this year. US President Joe Biden unsuccessfully tried last month to repeal a Trump-era policy, called "Remain in Mexico", which requires migrants to wait in Mexico for the duration of their asylum proceedings.
In August, a US District Court in Texas ordered the Biden administration to restart the policy, which was followed by a failed attempt to fight that order in the US Supreme Court. The latter ruled against the bid to end the policy.
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