Central America & Mexico Policy Initiative

Addressing Central America and Mexico’s migration and security issues

Publications

Reports

August 2021 Metering

Metering Update: August 2021

This report provides an update on asylum waitlists, asylum seekers, and migrant shelters along the U.S.-Mexico border amid CBP’s asylum processing suspension and the Title 42 exemption processes. It documents approximately 20,600 asylum seekers on…

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May 2021 Metering Report

Metering Update: May 2021

This report provides an update on metering lists, asylum seekers, and migrant shelters along the U.S.-Mexico border amid CBP’s asylum processing suspension. It documents approximately 18,680 asylum seekers on waitlists in eight Mexican border cities….

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Articles

September Central America Migration Model

Stephanie Leutert, September 2021

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How Many Mexicans and Central Americans Are Heading North?

Stephanie Leutert, September 2021

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Policy Research Projects

Migrant Protection Protocols: Implementation and Consequences for Asylum Seekers in Mexico (2019-20)

In November 2018, the United States and Mexico negotiated the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). Before MPP, asylum seekers were allowed to wait in the United States during their asylum cases. However, with MPP, asylum seekers…

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Protocolos de Protección a Migrantes: Implementación y Consecuencias para los Solicitantes de Asilo en México (2019-20)

En noviembre de 2018, Estados Unidos y México negociaron los Protocolos de Protección de Migrantes (PPM). Antes de los PPM, a los solicitantes de asilo se les permitía esperar en los Estados Unidos durante sus…

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Migrant Caravans in Mexico (2019-20)

For the past four decades, large-scale migration out of the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA)—Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—has brought millions of people to the United States. Originally, this migration was made up of…

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Caravanas de Migrantes en México (2019-20)

Durante las últimas cuatro décadas, la migración a gran escala del Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica (TNC) —Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador— ha traído a millones de personas a los Estados Unidos. Originalmente, esta migración estaba…

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Student Papers

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