Central America & Mexico Policy Initiative

Addressing Central America and Mexico’s migration and security issues



Migrant Deaths in South Texas

This report builds on previous research related to migrant deaths in South Texas. It seeks to answer three questions: 1) Where are migrants dying in South Texas? 2) Who are these individuals? and 3) How…


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…


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