Central America & Mexico Policy Initiative

Addressing Central America and Mexico’s migration and security issues



Metering & COVID-19

This report by the Robert Strauss Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the Center for U.S.- Mexican Studies (USMEX) at the University of California San Diego aims to provide an update on…


Metering Update: Feb 2020

Since November 2019, asylum seekers have continued to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border, although in lower numbers than in previous months. This February 2020 metering update estimates that there are currently around 15,000 asylum seekers…


Student Papers

Policy Research Projects

Política Migratoria Mexicana Sobre los Menores no Acompañados: Los Obstáculos para Acceder a Servicios y Protecciones (2018-19)

This report explores the dynamics surrounding Central American unaccompanied minors in Mexico and their access to the country’s protection system. Since 2009, the number of unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras has increased…


The Implementation and Legacy of Mexico’s Southern Border Program (2018-19)

The following report is from a year-long investigation by M.A. students at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with FM4 Paso Libre, a civil society organization…