Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2023. 3:57 pm CST.
By Breaking Belize News Staff: According to KTLA News, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass confirmed the arrival of a third bus carrying migrants from Texas to Los Angeles. These series of events mark a notable trend in recent migration patterns, with buses having transported migrants from the Texan cities of McAllen and Brownsville on previous occasions.
As reported by KTLA News, the third bus arrived at Union Station in downtown L.A. around 12:40 p.m. Though the details regarding the identities of the migrants on this bus were not released, KTLA News had reported on the origins of migrants on prior buses. This earlier report helps shed light on the larger Central American context of this migration, especially in relation to nations like Belize.
On July 1st, KTLA News reported that 41 migrants were transported from Brownsville, Texas, to Los Angeles. The individuals hailed from several Latin American countries, including Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Belize. Their arrival brings into focus the ongoing struggles individuals from these nations face and highlights the involvement of Belize in current migration patterns.
These buses were sent to California by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, KTLA News noted. Upon receiving news about the incoming bus, Mayor Karen Bass’s office, in collaboration with city departments, the county, and a coalition of nonprofit organizations and faith partners, activated a pre-established plan to handle the situation.
Belize has not traditionally been a major source of migrants to the United States. KTLA News reporting on the presence of Belizean migrants on the bus underlines the changing dynamics of Central American migration.
How Los Angeles and the broader US handle the arrival of these migrants, including those from Belize, could serve as an indicator of strategies toward Central American migration in the future. This complex issue, as reported by KTLA News, requires comprehensive solutions that take into account the various factors prompting individuals to undertake these challenging journeys.
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