Stephanie Leutert, the director of the Mexico Security Initiative, weighed in on the recent border migration debate with her recent article, “Who’s Really Crossing the U.S. Border, and Why They’re Coming” for Lawfare.

Today, the majority of migrants are arriving from Central American countries, particularly Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, leaving due to a variety of reasons, including poverty, gang violence, discrimination over sexual orientation, or domestic violence. In her piece for Lawfare, Leutert uses U.S. Customs and Border Protection data to map these trends over time, at times contradicting some of the most common migration narratives. You can read the entire article here.

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