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Building a New Regional Migration System: Redefining U.S. Cooperation with Mexico and Central America   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "One of the most important challenges the Biden administration will face when it takes office will be how to address regional cooperation around migration. While the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has severely limited mobility through the region and beyond, and will likely demand much of the new administration's initial focus, migration is an enduring if ever-shifting regional phenomenon and demands intelligent management. Large-scale unauthorized migration from Central America and, to a lesser extent, Mexico is driven by a variety of forces, and migrants themselves have a range of humanitarian, economic, and other personal reasons for moving. An enforcement-only approach to migration management on the part of the United States, which in recent years has been centered on limiting access to asylum and forcing cooperation from other countries in the region, may work for short periods of time, but is unlikely to be sustainable."

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2020-11
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2020 Migration Policy Institute
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