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Migration Policy Institute
January 2019

Sustainable Reintegration: Strategies to Support Migrants Returning to Mexico and Central America
By Ariel G. Ruiz Soto, Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas, Luis Argueta, and Randy Capps

Migration has long linked Mexico, the United States, and the countries of Central America. Yet in recent years, the composition of northward migration through the region has undergone significant changes. While for decades, Mexicans made up the lion's share of apprehensions of unauthorized migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, this is no longer the case. Early data from fiscal year [FY] 2018 indicate that for the fourth time in the last five fiscal years, U.S. apprehensions of migrants from the Northern Triangle countries of Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) are likely to have outpaced those of Mexican migrants.......[citing TRAC research].

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