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Returning Home: The Challenges and Opportunities Faced by Returned Migrants in the Northern Triangle of Central America

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Returning Home:  The Challenges & Opportunities Faced by Returned Migrants in the Northern Triangle of Central America

In 2016, over 216,000 migrants returned to the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA) from Mexico and the United States. Sixteen percent of these returning migrants were children. The large influx of returnees presents both a challenge and an opportunity for NTCA governments to develop systems to facilitate the migrants' return and reintegrate them into society. 

Please join us for an in-depth discussion with a panel of experts from the International Organization for Migration on trends and challenges in addressing return migration, especially of unaccompanied migrant children in the Northern Triangle. 

 

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Speakers

Keynote

  • Jorge Peraza-Breedy

    Chief of Mission for the Northern Triangle of Central America, International Organization for Migration
  • David Morales

    Information Management & Research Officer, International Organization for Migration
  • Natalia Zepeda

    National Project Coordinator, International Organization for Migration

Moderator

  • Eric L. Olson

    Deputy Director, Latin American Program; Senior Advisor, Mexico Institute

Speakers

  • Doris Meissner

    Director, U.S. Immigration Policy Program, Migration Policy Institute; Former Commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service