Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Regional Migration Study Group to Release Report

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"Few issues over the last 35 years have shaped and defined the US relationship with Mexico and, increasingly, much of Central America than migration. Thus, getting migration and the issues that fuel and surround it right is vital to the region’s long-term stability, prosperity, and competitiveness in a fast-changing and unforgiving global economy that increasingly is organizing around regional relationships. This spring, as US immigration legislation takes shape on Capitol Hill, the migration policies and decisions that are rapidly emerging undoubtedly will have a lasting, long-term effect on regional relationships. Until now, however, there have been no systematic conversations about what a collaborative, regional approach to competitiveness, human-capital development, and migration might look like. 

The Migration Policy Institute and the Latin American Program/Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center have filled that void by convening a