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A Honduran migrant traveling with a caravan to the United States says President-elect Joe Biden is giving them “100 days to get” to the country.
The unnamed migrant, in an interview filmed by CNN but uploaded by The Hill to Twitter on Monday, told the network he wanted “patience and prayers that we can get to the US because they have a new president: Biden.”
“He’s going to help all of us, he’s giving us 100 days to get to the US and give us legal [unclear] papers, so we can get a better life for our kids, and for our families,” the man continued.
The migrant is one of thousands traveling in a caravan from Honduras to the United States, a group that was most recently stalled by border authorities in Guatemala.
The group is still trying to push through, with many saying they will not return to their home country, which has been decimated by two hurricanes, gang violence and economic ruin.
Last month, Biden said he would not immediately roll back President Trump’s asylum restrictions at the Mexican border.
The incoming commander-in-chief said at the time that his initial pledge to roll back his predecessor’s immigration policies within his first 100 days would be delayed in order to avoid “2 million people on our border.”
Instead, he said he would work with Congress to get the funding needed to put asylum judges in place to hear the backlog of cases — a process that he warned could take up to six months.
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