Every month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Mexico's National Migration Institute (Instituto Nacional de Migración, INM) release their migration apprehension numbers that chart the movements of Central Americans across the region. These numbers hint at larger stories of difficult conditions in Central America, varying levels of migratory enforcement in Mexico, and ever-shifting U.S. policies.
Sarah Spalding is a graduate student at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs where she focuses on transnational threats and Latin American migration.
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Editor's note: This post is a translation of "How Many Central Americans Are Traveling North?," by Stephanie Leutert and Sarah Spalding. The original English version of the post is available here.