The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy was supposed to stem the flow of migrants by increasing the penalties for crossing the border. And news of the policy has made its way south.
In Honduras, it’s on TV, in newspapers, and on the radio. Even the country’s first lady is talking about it. She visited a detention camp in McAllen, Texas on Monday to meet with families from her Honduras, who were detained under the new policy.
But it’s unclear if any of this is actually dissuading people from migrating north. Or if anything will.
VICE News traveled to Honduras, where deportees are arriving by the hundreds, to speak with a human struggler who has been sneaking people into the US for the Gulf Cartel for years (he says business is doing just fine).
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