In the waking hours prior to Joe Biden’s Inauguration, he and his staff have uttered many words of retraction of Donald Trump’s policy, mainly foreign policy from immigration to aid to travel bans.
So is it a surprise that a Central American “caravan” is making it’s way to the US/Mexican border?
Let’s compare how the story is told or who reports it better with articles from Al Jazeera and Associated Press (by way of FOX News).
Migrant caravan in Honduras on the move in uncertain times – By Associated Press (FOX News) / January 16 2021
Honduran migrants began walking toward the Guatemalan border before dawn Friday.
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras – Honduran migrants began walking toward the Guatemalan border before dawn Friday, driven by deepening poverty and the hope of a warmer reception if they can reach the United States border.
They quickly dispersed along the heavily-trafficked highway to the border town of Agua Caliente, but estimates of their number ranged from 2,000 to more than twice that. Around 4 a.m., young men and entire families carrying sleeping children set out. Some quickly caught rides while others walked along the highway escorted by police.
Guatemala cracks down on caravan of 9,000 migrants bound for US – By Al Jazeera and News Agencies (Al Jazeera) / January 16 2021
Asylum seekers from Honduras are fleeing violence and economic hardship worsened by COVID-19 pandemic and recent storms.
Guatemalan security forces have clashed with hundreds of Honduran migrants and asylum seekers travelling in a caravan bound for the United States.
Police and soldiers, many wearing helmets and wielding shields and sticks, formed ranks on Saturday across a highway in the village of Vado Hondo, Chiquimula, near the Honduras border, to block the procession of migrants.