Central America & Mexico Policy Initiative

Addressing Central America and Mexico’s migration and security issues



Migrant Protection Protocols Update: December 2020

This update by the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin seeks to provide a snapshot of the current Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) situation across the U.S.-Mexico…


Metering Update: November 2020

In April 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) leadership issued guidance that allowed officers to limit asylum seekers’ access to ports of entry. This guidance permitted CBP officers to be stationed at the United…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Student Papers