Vice President Herrera Leads the First Meeting of the National Migration Authority  

The meeting aimed to define an action plan for the massive migrant mobilizations.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by Yuliza Muñoz -AGN-. Vice President Karin Herrera participated in the first meeting of the National Migratory Authority of 2024, which aimed to define an action plan to address the massive mobilization of migrants and border security issues. The authorities emphasized protecting human rights to comply with the provisions of the Migration Law.

The vice president leads the team and includes the ministers of interior, foreign affairs, social development, labor, and social welfare, besides the executive secretary of the National Council for Attention to Migrants and the Guatemalan Institute of Migration director. Vice President Herrera underscored the Government’s commitment to addressing this issue. 

The purpose of these meetings is to provide a comprehensive response to the migrant population with the participation of various sectors, including civil society, associations of Guatemalans abroad, and governmental and non-governmental organizations, among others.

Migrant protection 

Guatemalan authorities have developed surveillance actions with Honduran authorities given the arrival of the first caravan of migrants. The group departed from the San Pedro Sula terminal, with the United States as their destination.

In response to this, authorities of Migration and the National Civil Police at the Motagua bridge coordinated to carry out the respective monitoring. The personnel were at kilometer 305 to the Atlantic in the Department of Izabal.

The authorities have carried out strategic operations on highways, bus stations, and borders to promote safe and orderly migration in the country.

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