Officials also tried to cover up the misuse of funds, according to a new Senate report.
The exodus was stopped by Guatemalan soldiers days after they left Honduras. The government said the caravan was a COVID-19 contagion risk.
After six months of lockdown, thousands of migrants are on the move. But with the asylum system currently frozen, few will be let in and the exodus plays into the anti-immigrant rhetoric of U.S. President Trump weeks away from the election.
“We are looking for refuge": A new migrant caravan just left Honduras and is headed to the U.S. border
In response, Trump repeated his call for a border wall.