Title

Extraregional Migration In The Americas: Profiles , Experiences, and Needs

Date of Publication

2020 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Migration

Keywords

Sociodemographic profile, travel planning, migration route, extraregional migrants, security, migration management, employment, countries of destination, extraregional migration, Central America, South America, Mexico

Description

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), through the Western Hemisphere Regional Migration Capacity-Building Program covering Mesoamerica and the Caribbean, has developed the present study in order to provide an updated description of extraregional migration across the Americas. BACKGROUND • The number of extraregional migrants from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean in Mesoamerica – Central America and Mexico – has increased in recent years. These migrants tend to use both regular means of entry as well as routes associated with smuggling of migrants and irregular border crossing points. • Information on extraregional migrants is scarce, as it is difficult to gain access to this population. Available documentation focuses on two aspects: describing extraregional migrant groups and mapping their main travel routes to the United States and Canada. • The purpose of this report is to describe the main experiences and needs of a group of over 350 extraregional migrants across three sections of their migration route: South America, Central America and Mexico.

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Extraregional Migration In The Americas: Profiles , Experiences, and Needs

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), through the Western Hemisphere Regional Migration Capacity-Building Program covering Mesoamerica and the Caribbean, has developed the present study in order to provide an updated description of extraregional migration across the Americas. BACKGROUND • The number of extraregional migrants from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean in Mesoamerica – Central America and Mexico – has increased in recent years. These migrants tend to use both regular means of entry as well as routes associated with smuggling of migrants and irregular border crossing points. • Information on extraregional migrants is scarce, as it is difficult to gain access to this population. Available documentation focuses on two aspects: describing extraregional migrant groups and mapping their main travel routes to the United States and Canada. • The purpose of this report is to describe the main experiences and needs of a group of over 350 extraregional migrants across three sections of their migration route: South America, Central America and Mexico.