Gonzalez-Barrera has a background in public opinion research with CIDE in Mexico where she served as study coordinator for the 2004 and 2010 editions of the Americas and the World survey. Prior to joining the PRC, she functioned as Director for Population Distribution and Development at the Mexican Population Council (CONAPO). She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago, where she was a Fulbright scholar. Since 2009 she is a fellow of the Transatlantic Forum on Migration and Integration (TFMI).
With help from Mexico, number of child migrants crossing U.S. border falls
Mexico’s 3,819 deportations of unaccompanied minors from Central America during the first five months of fiscal year 2015 represent a 56% increase over the same period a year earlier.
A majority of English-speaking Hispanics in the U.S. are bilingual
This widespread bilingualism has the potential to affect future generations of Latinos, a population that is among the fastest growing in the nation.
Texas tops list of states where this year’s unaccompanied child migrants ended up
One-in-three (36%) of the nearly 54,000 unaccompanied children released to sponsors over the past year after their apprehension by immigration authorities have been placed in homes in three states – Texas, New York and California.
If original DACA program is a guide, many eligible immigrants will apply for deportation relief
So far, about 702,000 unauthorized immigrants have had their applications accepted for review since the program began in August 2012, according to government data. Of the applicants, 87% have been approved for the renewable two-year permits.
U.S. deportations of immigrants reach record high in 2013
The Obama administration deported a record 438,421 unauthorized immigrants in fiscal year 2013, continuing a streak of stepped up enforcement that has resulted in 2 million deportations since Obama took office.
Many Mexican child migrants caught multiple times at border
New data shows that thousands of unaccompanied Mexican children caught at the border have crossed into the U.S. multiple times.
Hispanics split on how to address surge in Central American child migrants
About as many Hispanics support the current system for deciding immigration cases as do those expediting the process (49% – 47%), which would have the effect of speeding up deportations.
At the border, a sharp rise in unaccompanied girls fleeing Honduras
The number of unaccompanied girls from three Central American countries caught at the Southwest border, particularly those ages 13 to 17, has increased more rapidly this year than the number of boys.
Children 12 and under are fastest growing group of unaccompanied minors at U.S. border
DHS: Violence, poverty, is driving children to flee Central America to U.S.
The three top municipalities sending children to the U.S. are all in Honduras. San Pedro Sula leads the list.