On Tuesday, the governments of Guatemala and Honduras announced that they would be setting up a joint task force to deal with their border control problems. This task force will be focusing on handling criminal activity entering and leaving the country along with working to handle mass migration into the United States. It will consist of around 700 agents from the police, military, migration, and intelligence agencies. The governments of these two Central American countries believe that this force will help their migration issues. Critics of the move believe that the militarization of these borders will lead to violations of human and migrant rights. It will be interesting to see if this move will indeed reduce the amount of migrants leaving Guatemala and Honduras or if it will only push more of their citizens to exit their respective countries.
Posted by Nick Davis.