Migration News

Central American governments struggle to resettle children

Aug 14, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about the challenges of resettling unaccompanied minors who may be deported from the U.S. to Central America.

Why child migrants head to the US

Aug 05, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article explaining why the dangerous journey north outweighs the risks of staying behind.

Unaccompanied Migrant Children: The Tip of the Iceberg - The Expert Take

Aug 04, 2014
President Barack Obama has said that the huge number of unaccompanied children who are coming to the United States from Central America represents an urgent humanitarian situation. He is right; the suffering of tens of thousands of children is unthinkable. The humanitarian crisis that President Obama refers to is, however, only the tip of the iceberg of what has been happening in this corridor of intense migration - Central America (Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador), Mexico and the United States - over the past two decades.

Mexico is weak link to cross-border immigration enforcement

Aug 04, 2014
Associate Program Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in The Washington Post about how the lack of security on the freight trains, known as "The Beast", is one of the most obvious issues that must be tackled in order to enforce Mexico's role as a transit country.

Guatemalan president: Central America needs at least $2 billion 'to attack the root of the problem'

Jul 30, 2014
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted in this article about Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina's request for more U.S. assistance during his visit to the United States.

Don’t Forget About Governance: The Risk of Tunnel Vision in Chasing Resilience for Asia’s Cities

Jul 29, 2014
Asia is going through an unprecedented wave of urbanization. Secondary and tertiary cities are seeing the most rapid changes in land-use and ownership, social structures, and values as peri-urban and agricultural land become part of metropolitan cityscapes. All the while, climate change is making many of these fast-growing cities more vulnerable to disasters.

Border Crisis

Jul 28, 2014
Associate Program Director Eric L.Olson is quoted about the extent to which money will be used efficiently in the U.S. plan to deter unaccompanied minors from continuing to enter the U.S.

U.S. Is The Largest But Not The Only Recipient Of Central American Immigrants In Latest Surge

Jul 28, 2014
Associate Director Eric L.Olson provides a quote on the influx of unaccompanied minors to countries like Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

It's tough to live without hope

Jul 27, 2014
Associate Director Eric L.Olson provides a quote on factors that have led to a steady increase in migration flows.

Rate of unaccompanied girls crossing into US outpaces boys

Jul 25, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson provides a comment on the proliferation of gang violence among young men in Central America.

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