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Border Resources Directory

What are the root causes of migration? What is the journey of crossing the border like? What are some potential solutions that make the border process more efficient and secure, and honor the human dignity of migrants seeking refuge?

This resource page is a one-stop-shop that will be able to answer questions, offer perspective, share ways to advocate for a more fair, orderly, and humane immigration system, and more.

Context of a Border Journey  

Understanding the Root Causes and Drivers of Migration

  • The Reasons Behind Increased Migration. This paper explains the root causes of irregular migration that have driven thousands of people to leave Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua.
  • Alternative Pathways for Arrivals at the Border. This paper seeks to place challenges at the U.S. southwest border into a hemispheric context and examine the various alternative pathways migrants in the region have to lawfully come to the U.S.
  • Changes in Migrant Demographics at the Southwest Border. Available border data shows a dramatic increase in migrant arrivals fleeing Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Colombia, and a relative decrease in arrivals from more traditional sending countries like Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador

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