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A Commitment to Family: Remittances and Covid-19

This report from the Migration, Remittances & Development Program presents the findings of a survey carried out with more than 1,000 US immigrants from eight Latin American and Caribbean nationalities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study identifies critical aspects that shaped migrants’ experiences in 2020 and early 2021, and, more importantly, the determinants of continuing to send money back home in times of crisis. 

Manuel Orozco, Kathryn Klaas

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El Día Internacional de las Remesas Familiares en tiempos de Covid-19

El pasado 16 de junio, el experto en migraciones, remesas y desarrollo Manuel Orozco fue entrevistado por la periodista Gabriela Frías en conmemoración por el Día Internacional de las Remesas Familiares. Orozco explicó el impacto que la actual crisis del Covid-19 está teniendo en los trabajos de los migrantes, así como para las remesas y la importancia de remesas para familias.

Manuel Orozco, Gabriela Frías

Interviews ˙ ˙ Informe de Gabriela Frías

Migration and Development in Central America: Perceptions, Policies, and Further Opportunities

The Inter-American Dialogue is pleased to publish this working paper by Manuel Orozco, director of our program on Migration, Remittances, and Development, and Julia Yansura, program associate at the Dialogue. Our aim is to stimulate a broad and well-informed public debate on complex issues facing analysts, decision makers, and citizens…

Manuel Orozco, Julia Yansura

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Trump, Immigration Policy and the Fate of Latino Migrants in the United States

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.

Manuel Orozco

Eliminación del TPS impactaría remesas en unos $150 millones

Orozco, citando estudios del Diálogo Interamericano, sostiene que unos 146.500 salvadoreños con TPS envían dinero a El Salvador, lo que suma anualmente unos $630 millones. En el peor de los escenarios, “un retorno de todos los salvadoreños implicaría que El Salvador no tendrá crecimiento económico”.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Mundo

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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,

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Women still playing catch up

Women in Latin America have come a long way but aren’t there yet. The legacy of Iberian colonialism, male-centered Catholicism and an undemocratic past all contributed to societies that subjugated women to men.

Marifeli Pérez-Stable

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Miami Herald

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Family Remittances in 2021: Is Double-Digit Growth the New Normal?

This report provides a review of the trends that led to growth in family remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2021. It points to a combination of factors that include increased migration, migrants prolonging their stay in the United States, use of digital transfers among others. It also introduces projections based on future migration and remittance sender changes in 2022. 

Manuel Orozco, Matthew Martin

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La migración y la democracia: exclusión y expulsión

La exclusión y la expulsión son los resultados de estructuras estatales dañadas, afectadas por muchos países en condiciones estatales fallidas, así como la ausencia de consenso o polarización social y política sobre el tipo de sujeto político que conforma la sociedad moderna.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial