Caravan Catalysts

Caravan Catalysts

UT professor on team delving into the root causes of migration from Central America’s Northern Triangle.

by scott barker • November 14, 2018

Center on Immigration and Child Welfare, New Mexico State University’s School of Social Work.

For the past month, several thousand migrants from the Northern Triangle of Central America have been making their way through Mexico for the chance to ask for asylum in the United States.
Violence, poverty and natural disasters drive the migration from Central America's Northern Triangle.
President Donald Trump has dispatched troops to the Mexican border and is seeking to change the rules on seeking asylum to prevent those who might cross the border illegally from seeking refuge in the United States. Advocates for immigrants have opposed the president’s tough stance and have mounted a lega...

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