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Asylum seekers at the U.S. border. (AP)
Central America: The Immigration Dilemma and Root Causes
AS/COA hosted top officials and experts Martha Bárcena, Ricardo Maduro, Kevin K. McAleenan, and Ricardo Zúniga for a discussion as migrant numbers spike to record levels.
Cross-border migration to the United States from Central America continues to challenge governments to respond appropriately as migrant numbers spike to record levels. The Biden Administration has pledged a massive aid package to address the root causes of the regional crisis, from where a high-level U.S. delegation has just returned.
At the same time, a sustainable strategy that addresses all aspects of these complicated issues requires renewed emphasis on job creation in the formal sector, among other priorities. Ensuring that U.S. assistance is well-focused and effective therefore requires the active support of the private sector and coordination among relevant sectors and regional governments.
- Ricardo Zúniga, U.S. Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle, U.S. Department of State
- Martha Bárcena, former Ambassador of Mexico to the United States @Martha_Barcena
- Ricardo Maduro, former President of Honduras
- Kevin K. McAleenan, former Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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