On day four of our trip on Guatemala, our last day in Guatemala City, we visited the Casa del Migrante. Casa del Migrante ia support home for immigrants that are traveling to and out of the country. Immigrants that do not have food or shelter can find refuge in one of the rooms in these homes. Usually they have a limit of days they can spend due to the limited resources and the need to make room for other immigrants. There are four or five other Casas del Migrante: aside from the one we visited in the capital, there is one in the Tecun Uman (Guatemala border with Mexico), Tapachula (Mexico Border with Guatemala), and two others in northern Mexico, near the border with the US.
Sitting through the presentation at Casa del Migrante has so far been my least interesting experience. Having grown up around the topic of immigration, and having worked at the Casa del Migrante in Tapachula, what I heard was repeated information to me. However, it does not take away from the admirable work the volunteers do.
For the rest of the day we sat on a bus and traveled to Xela (Quetzaltenango), where we will be staying for the next four days.