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A group of Democratic congressmembers introduced the Honduran Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Act this week. The bill imposes sanctions on Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and suspends U.S. security assistance and weapons for the Honduran police and military.
This comes as Hondurans continue to flee the dire social and economic conditions at home. But many are not granted the opportunity to apply for asylum if they reach the U.S. On Wednesday, 85 Honduran migrants were deported from the U.S.
Doris Pacheco Hernández: “Yesterday, I was deported at 5 p.m. without reason. I was not told I was being deported. Nothing. I was suddenly asked to get ready in five minutes. I was told I would be picked up, and I was taken to the airport at 3 a.m. And then I was deported.”