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Youth Repatriation in Guatemala: The Realities of Returning Home

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In the summer of 2014, record numbers of migrants from Central American countries, many of them unaccompanied minors, were intercepted at the U.S.-Mexico border. In the United States, much of the debate in the media and in Congress focused on how to process and return these migrants to their countries of origin—but what happens to these migrants after they are returned?  This event features two of the authors of a new paper published by the Latin American Program on the repatriation of Guatemalan migrants. The paper is based on fieldwork conducted in Guatemala in March by four George Washington University graduate students. They will present their findings followed with commentary by Marc Rosenblum, Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration Policy Program, Migration Policy Institute.

Speakers:
Warren Newton, researcher, The George Washington University
Nathan Hesse, researcher, The George Washington University

Commentary:
Marc R. Rosenblum, Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration Policy Program, Migration Policy Institute

Moderator:
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director, Latin American Program
 

The paper discussed this event, "The Realities of Returning Home: Youth Repatriation in Guatemala," will be available in hard copy at the event and as a PDF here and in the publications section of our website.