Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, joins a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs on examining and addressing the root causes behind Central American migration to the United States.

To watch the webcast go here. Olson's testimony is available for download below.


Panel I

William Kandel
Analyst in Immigration Policy
Congressional Research Service, U.S. Library of Congress

The Honorable  Roger F. Noriega
Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
and Former Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State

The Honorable  Adolfo A. Franco
Former Assistant Administrator for Latin America and Caribbean
at the U.S. Agency for Interanational Development

Eric L. Olson
Associate Director
Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Panel II

The Honorable  Alan D. Bersin
Acting Assistant Secretary and Chief Diplomatic Officer
Office of Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Francisco Palmieri
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central America and the Caribbean
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Lieutenant General  Kenneth E. Tovo, USA
Military Deputy Commander
U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Department of Defense