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.
Legal permanent resident status, also known as a “green card”, allows foreign nationals to permanently live and work in the United States.
Significantly restricting immigration in the name of security could have significant negative impacts to the country.
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.