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News Ticker January 17, 2021

January 17, 2021

Associated Press Reports

Just days before the Trump administration is no more, Guatemala forces stall migrant caravan with tear gas, batons that is intent on getting into the United States. 


Guatemalan soldiers and police had blocked part of a caravan of as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants Saturday night at a point not far from where they entered the country, seeking to reach the U.S. border.  It appears that the migrants are anticipating an open border policy under the incoming Biden administration.  So far, the Biden team has indicated it will not make immediate changes to policies at the U.S.-Mexico border. The caravan will be an immediate test of the new administrations proposed immigration and refugee policies that were contentious issues during the 2020 election. 


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https://apnews.com/article/international-news-guatemala-coronavirus-pandemic-immigration-1bcadb342542225ff517b95b81161e4e