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Headed for U.S., Five Syrians With Doctored Passports Caught in Honduras

Thanks to Honduran police officers, five Syrian men bearing stolen, doctored Greek passports will not be entering the United States through our southern border. A police spokesman in Tegucigalpa told Reuters Wednesday that they caught the quintet as they were trying to make their way to the United States through Mexico:

The group of Syrian men was held late on Tuesday in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa on arrival from Costa Rica and they were planning to head to the border with neighboring Guatemala. The passports had been doctored to replace the photographs with those of the Syrians, police said.

We owe Honduras — a country that was grossly mistreated by the Obama administration in 2009 — a debt of gratitude.