Guatemalan president warns US of migrant explosion

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U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, says he learned from the president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, that more than 80,000 migrants, primarily from Venezuela, are moving toward the U.S.-Mexico border, ahead of Thursday’s expiration of Title 42.

President Giammattei also said he tried to call the White House on the matter, but nobody would take his calls.

The news of the exodus comes as several migrants continue to surge along the border ahead of the end of Title 42 on May 11.

Title 42 is a public health order that has been in place since 2020 to expel hundreds of thousands of migrants quickly because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once the order ends, droves of migrants are expected to arrive at the border, believing they have a better chance of being admitted into the U.S., although the Biden administration has said that is not true.


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