Thousands of migrants forming caravan to United States, report

Guatemala says it has received help from Mexico and has asked for help from "North America partners."
Migrant caravan, Mexico, June 7, 2022

A caravan of about 2,000 migrants reportedly reached the Honduran-Guatemalan border over the weekend and is heading toward the United States.

The caravan of mostly Venezuelan migrants arrived at the border on Sunday, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei’s office told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Monday.

A Giammattei spokesman said Guatemala as a "country of transit."

"Overall, we know that people don’t want to come to Guatemala to stay," he also said. "We are a It’s not lawful for them to get through because of the regional security. We asked for help [from] our partners in North America. However, at this time, only Mexico has provided us support."

Officials expect another caravan in Guatemala in less than two weeks. 

In fiscal 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol have encountered a record 2 million-plus migrants, according to agency data.