Gender equality has been touted as a political priority by the Biden administration, as demonstrated through the establishment of the White House Gender Policy Council, as well as its commitment to unveiling a whole-of-government strategy to advance gender equity and equality later this year. Here we make the case for why US immigration policy needs a gender-intentional approach, and how the administration should apply this approach towards policy in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
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As Special Envoy Ricardo Zúñiga traveled to El Salvador this week, the number of people arriving to the US-Mexico border from the Northern Triangle is at its highest level in at least 15 years. Among the three Northern Triangle countries, El Salvador is the least represented among those arriving at the border. Yet, the rate of Salvadorans illegally migrating to the U.S. still vastly exceeds those who use lawful pathways.
Last week, President Biden issued a new Executive Order aiming, among other things, to “enhance access for individuals from the Northern Triangle to visa programs.” This is a big opportunity for the United States. People from this region need access to lawful migration pathways, and it is now the policy of the U.S. government to build them. The Administration can build those pathways today by signing bilateral labor agreements with Northern Triangle governments.
Liberalized trade has led to a boom in int'l students, and reactionary immigration policies—including Trump's move to bar these students from staying in the US if their university shifts online—could leave a lasting impact on higher education and the economy.
The biggest immigration debate of this year in the US has been what to do about the rise in migration pressure at the Southwest border. That pressure comes mostly from the “Northern Triangle” of Central America: Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Unlike the undocumented migrants of the past, who were mostly single adult men, migrants from the Northern Triangle are mostly families and unaccompanied children.
The U.S. Administration announced Saturday that it has halted all aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—known as the Northern Triangle. Here’s what this decision to halt aid could mean, according to data and evidence.
The President Has Mostly Wiped out US Refugee Resettlement. Other Countries Aren’t Picking up the Slack.
The Trump administration has drastically cut US refugee admissions—effectively eliminating nearly half of the world’s total resettlement spots. New data analysis from Michael Clemens explores the implications of these policies.
President Donald Trump gave a broad speech today on immigration and U.S. immigration and asylum policy. I review a few statements from the speech that are based on common immigration myths.