Migration

2018 Migration to and through Mexico Fact Sheet

The Importance of a Gender Focused Migration Policy

With more than 12,000 humanitarian visa requests from migrant adults and an increase in the number of migrants who wish to stay in Mexico, Mexico faces not only a challenges to their reception, but a unique opportunity to recognize the distinct gender dynamics of Central American migration and include a gender inclusive approach to their reception. Women and girls, members of the LGBTQ community, and boys have specific needs and require distinct protection mechanisms.

Where Do We Go from Here? Merida 2.0 and the Future of Mexico-United States Security Cooperation

The inauguration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 1, 2018 as President of Mexico opens a new era in Mexico’s security relationship with the United States. For the past 11 years, the United States and Mexico have anchored that relationship in a policy of shared responsibility where increased collaboration to address common security challenges has been the hallmark.

Three Alternatives to a Wall That Will Strengthen the Southern U.S. Border

This article was originally published on January 12 in The Hill.

The impasse over President Trump’s demand for the $5.7 billion wall funding has resulted in one of the longest government shutdowns in U.S. history, threats to declare a national emergency and over 800,000 federal workers living without pay.

Infographic: What's Happening at the U.S.-Mexico Border?

U.S., Mexico Defy Expectations by Cooperating on Immigration

Mexico and the United States are defying expectations by identifying ways to cooperate on the contentious issues surrounding migration. 

Since Mexico’s new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), took office on Dec. 1, U.S. and Mexican officials have hammered out a dual-track approach to tackling the flow and management of migrants heading northward from Central America to Mexico and the United States.   

One track is a cooperative multi-year strategy designed to help keep potential migrants in their home regions by creating new economic opportunities.

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