The U.S. approach to migration seems to be shifting, with the Biden administration seeking to work with other governments in the region to find shared solutions.
A discussion of U.S. policy toward Central America and “root causes” with Jorge Cuellar of Dartmouth University.
On-the-ground reporting documents the continued severity of the push factors forcing Hondurans to migrate, even after a change of government.
Brings together the responses of dozens of migrants in Ciudad Juárez to the question, “What led you to leave your home?” (Español)
Explores the factors that drive people to migrate from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, along with the costs and economic implications of that migration.
A call for greater cooperation to prepare for, and to mitigate, the climate-related causes of migration in the hemisphere.
A panoramic view of the new Biden administration’s proposed changes to border and migration policies, and the challenges they face in the near term.
Even if a “wave” of migration happens in early 2021, the new Biden administration can handle it with minimal drama while phasing out the Trump administration’s harsh anti-asylum policies.
An investigation into how the U.S.-backed government of Juan Orlando Hernández is worsening conditions that cause so many Hondurans to migrate to the United States.
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.”
Migration is likely to increase again at the border. But through inexpensive, low-drama strategies, the U.S. government can manage it in an orderly, humane way.
WOLA experts discuss current challenges the region faces from ineffective migration policies and protection of migrant rights and what might be done to change the situation.