On Friday, the migrants had set out at about 4 am (local time) from San Pedro Sula, young men and entire families carrying sleeping children. Even though many did not meet these conditions, they managed to enter without violence.
Police had checkpoints set up along the highway, but were just asking for identification documents.
Governments throughout the region have made it clear they will not let the caravan through.
He assured on TN23 television that the police device would henceforth be reinforced.
Guatemalan officials say that numerous marchers did not provide the documents required to prove they were not infected with the Coronavirus. He said they planned to get to the Corinto border crossing and wait there for the rest of the caravan to arrive.
On Friday night, two groups of more than 3,000 Honduran migrants each pushed their way into Guatemala without registering, a portion of a larger migrant caravan that had left the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula before dawn.
The Guatemalan government issued a statement Saturday calling on Honduran authorities to "contain the massive departure of its inhabitants, through permanent preventive actions". A third group entered Guatemala Saturday.
"The Mexican government recognizes the outstanding work of the government of Guatemala, which has acted in a firm and responsible manner toward the contingent of migrants that violated its sovereignty", according to the statement. Some were already in Jocotan, in the department of Chiquimula, 55 kilometers from the border with Honduras. "It's coming. It's already started, just as we promised and anticipated it would with this rhetoric from the new administration on the border". How Biden's America and China can turn page on a rocky relationshipThese ranged from the deep partisan divisions that saw last week's breach of the Capitol building - with five people killed and lawmakers threatened - to the lives and livelihoods destroyed by the pandemic, and the nation's wobbly infrastructure, education and race relations, speakers said.Panellists also cited the importance of a change in tone after four years of recriminations, inconsistency, name-calling and policy by tweet.
In response, Guatemala and Honduras deployed thousands of soldiers to the frontier, and Mexico tightened control over its southern border. "First the pandemic and later the two (hurricanes) left us in crisis". I leave my family, my husband and my three children, laments Jessenia Ramirez, 36, hoping that President Joe Biden, who will be inaugurated on Wednesday, leaves her a chance in the USA.
The migrants walked along side roads wearing backpacks, some holding the Honduras flag, many with small children in their arms, and most with facemasks to protect against the coronavirus.
That will likely be a relief for Biden, whose aides have privately expressed concerns about the prospect of growing numbers of migrants seeking to enter the United States in the early days of his administration. Some climb onto trucks to move faster.
President-elect Joe Biden has promised an end to the strict immigration policies of the Trump administration, which focused on building a border wall and restricting eligibility for asylum.
Do not waste your time and money and do not risk your safety or healthUS Customs and Border Protection official Mark A. Morgan said Thursday.
They hope to travel on to Mexico, and then the United States border. Some 500 police officers have been dispatched to the border with Guatemala.
The transition official declined to give specifics on what migrants traveling in the Honduran caravan will encounter when they reach the US border under a Biden administration, in part because they expect to receive more information on USA migrant processing capabilities after Biden is sworn in on Wednesday.