Central America & Mexico Policy Initiative

Addressing Central America and Mexico’s migration and security issues



Metering Update: August 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…


Metering Update: May 2020

Since April 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have been stationed at the United States’ international boundary with Mexico and have informed arriving asylum seekers that U.S. ports of entry are full. Simultaneously,…


Policy Research Projects

El Crimen Organizado y la Migracion CentroAmericana en Mexico (2017-18)

El siguiente reporte fue preparado y redactado como respuesta a una solicitud de la Policía Federal sobre la evaluación de las interacciones entre el crimen organizado y los migrantes centroamericanos que pasan por México. Debido…


Cartel Violence in Mexico (2016-17)

This Policy Research Project on Mexico’s security policy—sponsored by the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law—will address Mexico’s major security challenges and offer a series of policy recommendations. The report is divided into…


Student Papers