10 May 2018

On Friday, April 27, 2018, four LBJ School of Public Affairs students -- Garrett Shuffield, Michelle Rueda, Carolina Miranda Icazbalceta, and Josh Meuth Alldredge -- traveled to Mexico City to present their Beyond the Border policy research project class findings to clients Sin Fronteras and Mexico’s Federal Police.

The students' two presentations on Mexico's securitized migration policies and organized crimes' interactions with Central American migrants were the culmination of eight months of research. The total group of sixteen students collectively conducted ~100 interviews of migration and security experts / practitioners in the United States and Mexico; built an original dataset of crimes against Central American migrants in Mexico; and traveled to Guadalajara and Ciudad Juárez to volunteer in migrant shelters and meet with U.S. and Mexican government officials, civil society organizations, and journalists.

The students' research reports will be published in the coming weeks. A special thanks to Sin Fronteras and the La Policía Federal de México for their participation in the class, and to the Strauss Center for sponsoring these research activities.

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Carolina Miranda Icazbalceta presents an overview of the securitization of
migration policies in Mexico to client Sin Fronteras

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Garrett Shuffield covers the dataset of crimes committed against
Central American migrants in Mexico


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The group with represenatives of Sin Fronteras


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Josh Meuth Alldredge demonstrates Central American migration trends over the
past five years to Mexico's Federal Police


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Michelle Rueda summarizes the most common crimes
committed against Central American migrants



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With Comisionado Manelich Castilla Craviotto & MSI Director Stephanie Leutert