Mexico Deports More than 2,000 Caravan Migrants to Honduras

By Jason Peña on January 28, 2020

Mexico's National Migration Institute (INM) published a press release Monday announcing the deportations of  approximately 2,303 Honduran migrants from January 18 to 27.

The first migrant caravan of 2020 at the Mexico-Guatemala border spurred numerous illegal entries and physical altercations with authorities, resulting in the detention of large numbers of caravan migrants.

Subsequently, the INM and the Mexican National Guard commissioned 34 buses and eight chartered airplanes to expedite the removal of the apprehended migrants. Some 1,064 Hondurans were returned by ground transportation, and another 1,239 by aircraft.

The Honduran government reported that as of last Thursday, 1,754 of its citizens had been returned by authorities in Mexico and Guatemala. The mostly Honduran caravan also included some Guatemalans, Salvadorans, and Nicaraguans.