Last updated February 17, 2023. Download a PDF packet of infographics at bit.ly/wola_border_infographics.
Climate Change and Regional Instability in Central America
Published by the Council on Foreign Relations on September 29, 2022.
“To stave off climate-induced instability in Central America,” the report recommends measures for “both immediate crisis response and long-term instability mitigation.”
The CAFTA Template: Understanding Central American Migration in a Time of Dispossession, Repression, and Environmental Crisis
Published by the Border Chronicle on May 26, 2022.
A discussion of U.S. policy toward Central America and “root causes” with Jorge Cuellar of Dartmouth University.
Humanitarian Pathways for Central Americans: Assessing Opportunities for the Future
Published by the Migration Policy Institute on May 25, 2022. (Español)
Proposes alternatives to the perilous journey across Mexico for protection-seeking Central American migrants.
Charting a New Regional Course of Action: The Complex Motivations and Costs of Central American Migration
Published by the Migration Institute, World Food Program, and Civic Data Design Lab in late November, 2021.
Explores the factors that drive people to migrate from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, along with the costs and economic implications of that migration.
Investing in Alternatives to Irregular Migration from Central America: Options to Expand U.S. Employment Pathways
Published by the Migration Policy Institute in November 2021.
Options for the U.S. government to build employment-based pathways for Central American migrants.
Strategy to Address the Root Causes of Migration in Central America
Published by the White House on July 29, 2021.
A five-pillar approach to alleviating the causes of migration from Central America. (Link at whitehouse.gov)
‘They were sending the virus’: Guatemala reels after U.S. deports hundreds of deportees with COVID-19
Published by The Arizona Republic on October 28, 2020.
ICE deported back to Guatemala hundreds of people who tested positive for COVID-19.
DHS Run Amok? A Reckless Overseas Operation, Violations, and Lies
Published by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democratic staff, October 13, 2020.
Finds that State Department-funded CBP personnel operating on the ground in Guatemala apprehended Honduran migrants and transported them back to Honduras in unmarked vans. (Link at foreign.senate.gov)
Serve Your People: A Roadmap for Transforming Relations between the United States & the Northern Countries of Central America
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.”
Dead Ends: No Path To Protection for Asylum Seekers Under the Guatemala Asylum Cooperative Agreement
Published by the Georgetown Law Human Rights Initiative on June 10, 2020.
Documents how the Guatemala “safe-third country” agreement is effectively denying Salvadorans and Hondurans a chance to seek asylum.
Deportation With a Layover: Failure of Protection Under the U.S.-Guatemala Asylum Cooperative Agreement
Published by Refugees International and Human Rights Watch on May 19, 2020.
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.”