Central America & Mexico Policy Initiative

Addressing Central America and Mexico’s migration and security issues

Top CAMPI issues

  • Transit migration through Mexico, particularly related to Central American violence and insecurity.
  • Policy responses to asylum seekers and human smuggling at the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Rule of law, human rights, and violence in Mexico and Central America.
  • Civilian oversight of the military in Mexico and across Latin America.

Publications

The CAMPI program publishes research briefs, reports, and codebooks intended for use by researchers, policymakers, and the public.

Events

Challenges in U.S./Mexico/Central America Policy at the Beginning of the Biden Administration

March 2, 2021 | 12:15-1:15 pm | Zoom Webinar

On Tuesday, March 2, the Strauss Center is pleased to welcome Joy Olson, Consultant; Former Executive Director of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), for a virtual talk on “Challenges in U.S./Mexico/Central America Policy…

What’s the Point of DHS?

November 16, 2020 | 12:15 - 1:15 pm | Zoom Webinar

On November 16, the Strauss Center welcomed Ben Rohrbaugh, a fellow of Strauss’ Central America and Mexico Policy Initiative and the author of More or Less Afraid of Nearly Everything: Homeland Security, Borders, and Disasters in…

U.S. Customs and Border Protection: An Update from the Field

March 5, 2020 | 12:15 PM | LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122

On Thursday, March 5, 2020 the Strauss Center welcomed Astrid Dominguez, Director of the ACLU Border Rights Center. This Brumley talk focused on Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the largest law enforcement agency in the…

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