The U.S. has relied on reactive border enforcement measures that do not address the driving factors nor strengthen the U.S. immigration system’s capacity.
The influx of refugees has pushed the limits of Mexico’s humanitarian immigration system, requiring attention on the system’s fragility and its implication on the U.S.
In absolute numbers, those who escaped apprehension declined from 1.7 million in 2005 to approximately 170,000 in 2015 by the report’s estimates.
Atypical migration patterns have created unpredictability that challenge the Department of Homeland Security’s ability to stem and predict future trends.
If the number of cases continues to exceed the caps, the waiting time is likely to grow to years, once again showing how the migrant crisis is stretching our immigration system.
A number of the policy options discussed by Europe’s leaders mirror steps taken by the United States to address the influx of migrants from Central America.
The latest data shows that the unseasonable surge of Central American migrants that began last June continued through FY2016.