ADDED ON: 03/23/2019

Transgender Honduran activist: Migrants ‘not afraid’ of Trump policies

03/20/2019 | Washington Blade

A transgender activist in Honduras says President Trump’s immigration policy has done little to deter migrants from her country who want to travel to the U.S. “They are not afraid of the policy the president of the United States wants to put in place,” Kendra Stefani Jordany told the Washington Blade on March 11 during an interview at a hotel in the city of San Pedro Sula, specifically referring to the wall that Trump wants to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. “They are going to come how they come.” San Pedro Sula, which is located in Honduras’ Cortés department, is the country’s second largest city. San Pedro Sula is also known as one of world’s most violent cities because of violence associated with gangs and drug traffickers. Statistics indicate San Pedro Sula’s murder rate has dropped in recent years, but violence remains commonplace. Poverty and a lack of economic opportunities have also prompted thousands of Hondurans to join migrant caravans that often leave from San Pedro Sula’s main bus station.

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