Migration has long been a part of the political, social and humanitarian landscape of Latin America and the Caribbean. Individuals and societies confront conditions outside of their control, which make people risk the perils that migration implies. In this issue, guest editor Luis Guillermo Solís, former President of Costa Rica and Interim Director of LACC, invites scholars to examine some of the most salient cases of migration in the Americas. Articles examine the causes of population movements within the region to destinations including Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, Chile and Argentina and address how volatile environments are exacerbated by factors such as problematic political systems, COVID-19 and climate change.