A lot of Central American asylum seekers are going back home.
Many are deported. For example, close to 65,000 Hondurans have been returned to Honduras from Mexico and the U.S. since the beginning of the year, Radio Progreso
Thousands more leave their shelters - which are parking lots - on the border cities of Mexico. Around 40% of migrants have left Tijuana, according to the Los Angeles Times
“They don’t secure us, we can’t bathe, they don’t have food — they treat us like dogs,” Claudia Lopez Galvez, 37, who had fled Guatemala with her 16-year-old daughter, told LA Times. The U.S. has returned 20,000 asylum seekers to Mexico. And until now, no one has been granted asylum through the "Remain in Mexico” policy.
But the reports stop there, and we ask ourselves, what happens to the tens of thousands of people who go back home? Do they still have a home? Will they be able to stay alive? Pay their debt to the coyote? Get back their job if they had one?
Please share with us your thoughts about this.
The Central American News team