Migrant caravan stopped near Guatemala border on their way to the US
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Thousands of South American migrants trekking to the US border — amid Biden’s announcement of a rollback on Day 1 of President Trump’s border policies — remain stalled in Guatemala after clashing with police and soldiers who deployed batons and tear gas after they entered the country over the weekend.
The group of about 8,000 migrants made up of families and young children entered Guatemala on Friday but encountered a line of National Guard troops and immigration officials that halted their march across the country to the Mexican border and eventually into the US.
Mark Morgan, Customs and Border Protection commissioner, told “Fox & Friends” that the incoming Biden administration’s intent to undo President Trump’s border policies has given life to the caravan.
“The reason why the caravans are starting is because of the rhetoric of the incoming administration. That’s why this is happening, it’s simply outrageous,” Morgan said during an interview on Monday.
President-elect Joe Biden, who will take office on Wednesday, has said that he would work in the first 100 days of his administration on a number of immigration initiatives, including permitting 11 million illegal immigrants to become permanent US residents and allowing them to pursue citizenship after an eight-year wait.
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