More than 100 Haitian migrants arrested in Honduras

Posted by on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Under: Migration
Detienen a más de un centenar de haitianos que iban indocumentados EEUU

Authorities of the National Institute of Migration of Honduras today reported the arrest of more than a hundred citizens of Haiti in the border with Nicaragua, as they tried to travel  through the central american country without any legal documents, bound for the United States.

The arrest occurred between the weekend to Monday in the border sector Guasaule, after a routine immigration control, said the regional delegate of the National Migration Institute, José Luis Lozano to reporters.

These migrants were traveling on intercity service buses covering the route between Nicaragua and Honduras on the Inter-american highway before they were arrested for irregularities in their documentation and immigration status, he said.

All were taken to an office of the National Migration Institute in Choluteca, in Honduras, for authorities to define their immigration status in the Central American country, said Lozano.

Most likely these migrants will be deported back to either Haiti or Nicaragua, they country by which they entered.

Honduran territory is used by African immigrants, South Americans, Cubans, Haitians and Chinese, mostly seeking to reach the United States.

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