Hondurans Need Help
Upwards of 3,000 Hondurans are on the journey to the United States, seeking hope and opportunity while collectively leaving a life of government corruption and gang violence.
Making a massive public statement, these Honduras have recently joined together in hopes of seeking refuge here in the United States. News spread like wild fire, and what seemed to be a few Hondurans suddenly grew in numbers. Quickly gathering their essentials and stuffing their sacks with what would be a treacherous journey, these Hondurans created a caravan destined for the United States, beginning their journey with little to no food at their disposal.
These were not always the plans for the desperate Hondurans. Government instability and gang-related violence remain prevalent in Honduras. With a lack of support from Honduran President Joan Orlando Hernandez, coupled with President Trump anti-immigration policies, the issue seems to be a complex one. Hondurans have seen United States as the solution to their struggle, but the question still stands on how Hondurans will approach the United States at its borders.
U.S. immigration law has been in much discussion lately, constantly appearing on the news and being question by both pro- and anti-immigration proponents in the United States. Many question if the caravan is welcomed and point fingers at Donald Trump for the policies that are currently in place. His defense? Citing that he is working hard on advancing the current situation with immigrants, standing true to his campaign efforts in immigration law, and making negative references to President Obama's immigration policies. On October 16, 2018, President Trump tweeted: "The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!"
The discussion on immigration law is at a peak, and with the Honduran caravan on the hike, will the United States answer when they arrive on our front door step?