In mid-January, a new caravan of up to 7,000 Central American migrants started the difficult journey north, from Honduras through Guatemala, headed into Mexico and ultimately the United States.

“Many are fleeing poverty and violence made worse by the pandemic and two major hurricanes that pummeled the region late last year,” The New York Times reported.

Over the next decade, Central America will face still stronger storms and longer droughts as climate change accelerates. This will drive more displaced people into the maw of an immigration system that has grown only crueler.

Read the full article at The Progressive.

Josue De Luna Navarro is the New Mexico Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. Follow him on Twitter @Josue_DeLuna.

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