Central America & Mexico Policy Initiative

Addressing Central America and Mexico’s migration and security issues

Publications

Reports

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,…

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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…

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Student Papers

Policy Research Projects

Sistema Mexicano de Detención de Migrantes (2018-19)

This report examines the evolution of Mexico’s migratory detention system, particularly with respect to legislative changes in 2008 and 2011 that decriminalized migration. Until 2008, irregular migration was a criminal offense, punishable with fines and…

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Mexico’s Migratory Detention System (2018-19)

This report examines the evolution of Mexico’s migratory detention system, particularly with respect to legislative changes in 2008 and 2011 that decriminalized migration. Until 2008, irregular migration was a criminal offense, punishable with fines and…

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