“To stave off climate-induced instability in Central America,” the report recommends measures for “both immediate crisis response and long-term instability mitigation.”
Proposes alternatives to the perilous journey across Mexico for protection-seeking Central American migrants.
Explores the factors that drive people to migrate from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, along with the costs and economic implications of that migration.
Options for the U.S. government to build employment-based pathways for Central American migrants.
Published by Latin America Working Group Education Fund, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Oxfam America, Climate Refugees, Church World Service, and Washington Office on Latin America on July 29, 2020.
“Highlights ways the United States can restore and advance protections for migrants and refugees and use principled diplomacy to stand with civil society forces for change.”
Documents how the Guatemala “safe-third country” agreement is effectively denying Salvadorans and Hondurans a chance to seek asylum.
Based on fieldwork in Guatemala, researchers piece together what happened to 939 Salvadoran and Honduran asylum-seekers whom U.S. authorities sent to Guatemala between November 2019 and March 2020 under a “safe third country agreement.”