Michael Shifter in his IAD office

Shifter: “Lo que Estados Unidos quiere más que nada es acordarse sobre temas migratorios”

El 16 de mayo 2022, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, ha sido entrevistado por el periódico argentino El Destape sobre la próxima Cumbre de las Américas y los límites de la política de Biden hacia América Latina. La conversación se enfoco principalmente en las consecuencias domésticas dentro de Estados Unidos ante un posible fracaso de la Cumbre.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Destape

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The Changing Face of Migration in the Americas

On September 21st, 2021, The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a panel titled “The Changing Face of Migration in the Americas” to discuss the growing scale of migration in Latin America and the Caribbean and the changing composition of these flows over the past two years.

Amanda Wells,

Event Summaries ˙

Michael Shifter Video

US Foreign Policy toward Latin America

In a public event for the Chappaqua Library (NY), Michael Shifter discussed the impact of President Trump’s first year in office upon American foreign policy and relations with Latin America. Shifter outlines three policy issues that have recently heightened tensions between the United States and Latin America: isolationist and protectionist immigration and trade policies, the reversal of the Cuban thaw, and the Trump administration’s return to a more militant War on Drugs.

Michael Shifter

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Chappaqua Library

Migration From Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States: Policy Options

Migration from Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States has grown steadily over the past forty years. In addition to leaving their countries amidst political and economic hardship, the vast majority of these migrants face additional challenges to their legal status. One way to look for solutions is to consider a comprehensive approach to migration through recruitment, retention, return, relief and reform.

Manuel Orozco

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A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping migration flows in the Central American region.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Reflections on Mt. Pleasant

Each year, the Migration, Remittances, and Development Program surveys migrants about their views on a variety of topics.

Elena Bauer,

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