Analysis

Violence in Central America: Do no harm, Mr. Trump

Sending back 200,000 Salvadorans to an already strained region flies in the face of the objectives of the Alliance for Prosperity, and is a surefire way to worsen the social ills that lie at the root of the massive exodus to the United States. A chaotic Central America is a story with no winners except criminal syndicates.

Kevin Casas-Zamora

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Global Americans

Towards an Adjustment of Status for Salvadorans with TPS

In January, 2018 the US government announced that it will not renew Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans. This report will explore the consequences of this decision and offer several proposals for avoiding or mitigating the potential harm to Salvadorans currently protected by TPS.

Manuel Orozco

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Understanding Central American Migration: The Crisis of Central American Child Migrants in Context

There has been a sharp increase in the number of unaccompanied migrant children from Central America attempting to enter the United States in the past few years. This increase is also seen among adults, though to a lesser degree. As the United States, Mexico, and Central American countries struggle to address this crisis, debates have raged surrounding the humanitarian, legal, and political implications of any possible solution to this complex and troubling issue. This memo aims to inform the current debate by integrating data on issues triggering this outflow while also introducing the perspectives of the people and communities they affect. Specifically, it draws on data from 900 municipalities to analyze migrant hometowns in relation to human development,violence, and education.In addition, it presents the results of a nationwide survey in El Salvador and a survey of Central American migrants residing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Manuel Orozco, Julia Yansura

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Trends in Central American Migration

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.

Manuel Orozco, Andrew Thompson , Eileen Gavin

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Latin News

Joe Biden speaks at a rally during his campaign for the presidency

Biden’s Latin America Opportunity: Why the Western Hemisphere Is More Important Than Ever

As the Biden administration prepares to restore US leadership on the global stage, enhanced coordination with Latin America and the Caribbean on vital issues such as climate change, human rights, and a rules-based trading system beckons as a strategic opportunity. The president-elect, more than any recent occupant of the White House, is well placed to seize it.

Michael Camilleri

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

Roberta Jacobson

Member in the News: Roberta Jacobson

Roberta Jacobson, former assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, will join the National Security Council under US President Joe Biden to oversee issues related to the US southern border.

Roberta Jacobson

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