Venezuelan Emigration, Explained

The massive outflow of Venezuelan citizens to other countries of Latin America and the Caribbean continues unabated, fueled by Venezuela’s economic collapse and repression of political dissent.  According to the United Nations, 2.3 million people—or 7 percent of Venezuela’s population—have fled the country, with more than 1.6 million having left since 2015.  The vast majority have gone to neighboring Colombia, straining the government’s ability to provide food, shelter, and medical care, but significant numbers have also entered Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Argentina.

Tapping into Tech: How one organization is connecting returned Mexicans and migrants in Mexico to jobs in the tech industry

Between 2009 and 2014, approximately 1 million Mexicans returned to Mexico, through voluntary or involuntary means. For many, this return brings many challenges for integrating back into the Mexican labor force, new communities, and a new way of life. Returnees face cultural shocks, language barriers, discrimination, and employment and education hurdles such as improper documentation and inability to transfer educational credits.

Book Launch | Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration

Today, immigration politics are at the forefront of U.S.-Mexico relations. Prize-winning journalist Alfredo Corchado explores the past and future of the immigrant story in his new book, which merges the political and the personal, telling the story of the last great Mexican migration through the eyes of four friends.

Reintegrating Returned Mexican Migrants through a Comprehensive Workforce Development Strategy

As part of his electoral commitments, Mexico’s President-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), promised to protect the rights of returning migrants and work towards their full integration into what he hopes will be a more prosperous Mexico. Returning Mexican migrants have great potential to contribute to the Mexican workforce, but there needs to be a better strategy to connect them with meaningful job opportunities.

The Hidden Problem of Forced Internal Displacement in Central America

While the public’s focus has understandably been on family separations and irregular Central American migration at the United States-Mexico border, there is growing evidence that many—possibly hundreds of thousands—of Central Americans from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have experienced forced internal displacement within their countries of origin prior to emigrating. The predominant narrative in the United States is that Central Americans are driven from their homes by the violence and flee northward in search of refuge.

How U.S. Aid Is Contributing to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Honduras

By Ambassador James Nealon (r) and Kurt Alan Ver Beek, Ph.D.

Rhetoric Meets Reality at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Immigration and NAFTA in a New Era of Bilateral Relations

On July 1st, Mexican voters took to the polls and issued a call for sweeping change. Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the presidency and, along with its coalition partners, his party won a majority of seats in both houses of Congress. As a result, AMLO, as López Obrador is known, will take office in December with a stronger electoral mandate than any other president in Mexico’s modern, democratic era. Though his commanding victory seems to have impressed U.S. President Donald Trump and the two presidents appear to be in a sort of honeymoon period, the good times are unlikely to last.