Katie Ulrich currently lives in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where she is part of the Mennonite Central Committee and works as a Research and Communication Fellow at the Association for a More Just Society (ASJ). 

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Where We Start the Migration Story Matters

by Katie Ulrich 11-13-2018

Image via REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

For most people, this specific story starts on Oct. 12, the day the caravan left from San Pedro Sula to start the trek towards the U.S. In the days following their departure, it’s all anyone here in Honduras could talk about. Footage of the asylum seekers flooded every news outlet and dominated countless living room conversations and lunchroom chats. From this side of things, it’s hard not to be confronted with the fact that the daily realities here in Honduras make many people feel like leaving the place they love is their only option.