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Catch-and-Release Loopholes: Immigration Authority and Mexican Officials

catch-and-release loopholes: After those encounters, Mexico's immigration authority sent out a fresh warning late Monday that the migrants would have to satisfy Mexican officials individually and that only those meeting requirements would be allowed to enter, according to CTV. U.S. authorities were watching as well. The group estimated at 1,600 to 2,000 people fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras marched into Guatemala in sweltering heat Monday, twice pushing past outnumbered police sent to stop them -- first at the border and then at a roadblock just outside Esquipulas. Katie Waldman, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman, said in a statement that the caravan was what we see day-in and day-out at the border as a result of well-advertised and well-known catch-and-release loopholes. The exhausted migrants entered Esquipulas during the evening and sought out food and places to sleep, hobbling on blistered feet. Until Congress acts, we will continue to have de-facto open borders that guarantees future 'caravans' and record numbers of family units entering the country illegally, she said. ( As reported in the news.