Emboldened by the incoming administration, three large migrant caravans, each estimated to be over 3,000 people, are scheduled to reach the United States border, possibly within the first few weeks of President-elect Biden’s first term.
Throughout the Biden-Harris campaign, one of the hot topics discussed was open border policies.
On Friday, two migrant caravans forced their way into Guatemala while the third will arrive on Saturday. The migrants refused to register and are planning to claim asylum in the United States.
The organization Pueblos Sin Fronteras or Cities without Borders called on the United States, Mexico, and Central-American governments to allow the migrant caravans to travel freely and seek asylum in the U.S. They are asking the incoming Biden administration to “honor its commitments.”