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Social Inclusion and Discrimination: Migration from Haiti and Central America to Tijuana

In the wake of increasingly restrictive U.S. immigration policies, migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border seeking humanitarian protection have been prevented from entering the U.S., forcing them to stay in border communities like Tijuana longer than expected.

Caribbean and Central American migrants experience setbacks in reaching the U.S., leading to long-term settlement processes along the U.S.-Mexico border. This study analyzes, in a comparative perspective, the experience of social inclusion and discrimination of migrants from Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador in Tijuana.

Studying this phenomenon will help policymakers and experts understand patterns of social incorporation and exclusion in migrant communities in Mexico and elsewhere. Findings from this research will inform public policy interventions as Mexican border cities increasingly become places of settlement for international migrants.