Manuel Orozco analyzes the current trends in Central American immigration. Although it is a relatively new phenomenon, mostly dating from the late 1970s, its impact in the region and on foreign policy is quite significant.
Though migration has continued, it has done so at a declining rate. In fact, overall growth in the migrant population in the United States has been offset by large numbers of deportations. This memo analyzes recent trends in Central American migration, starting with a brief historical context and moving on to current developments. It considers geographical divisions, reasons for migrating, and growth in the overall migrant population. It also addresses why the numbers of apprehensions are different from the numbers of people migrating. Finally, it considers implications of these current trends for Central American countries.
A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping migration flows in the Central American region.
Trump’s agenda will have implications for people who live and work in the United States, including the country’s estimated 42 million immigrants, a diverse group that includes people with and without legal status. An issue of particular importance and concern is undoubtedly Trump’s immigration policy. According to his past statements, we can expect to see actions on at least seven fronts. This article examines the realist scenario of Trump’s immigration policy, its limits and consequences.
Las remesas que envían los centroamericanos desde Estados Unidos a sus países, no serán afectadas por un inaplicable impuesto anunciado en la campaña electoral por el ahora presidente electo Donald Trump, sino por el impacto colateral del incremento en las deportaciones.
Central American migration is linked to poverty, inequality, and violence in the region.
The emigration and return of hundreds of thousands of Central Americans each year, often under difficult circumstances, represents a profound challenge for the region.