Marcela Millan

Marcela Millan

Leir Migration Monitor: "We leave it all behind because we have to."

Our research teams have concluded six weeks of interviewing migrants in Mexico, Costa Rica, & Colombia. Interviews reveal migrants usually leave their homes out of desperation & with remarkably little information about what lies ahead.

Leir Migration Monitor: Notes on migrants' hopes and fears

This summer, eight Fletcher research assistants are conducting research across Central America, from Tijuana, Mexico to Necoclí, Colombia, seeking to better understand how migrants process information and assess risk on their journeys north.

About the Leir Institute

The Leir Institute for Migration and Human Security is a

U.S. Immigration Policy

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Refugee and Immigrant Integration

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Refugees and Asylum

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Foundations of Migration and Human Security

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Key Data

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Critical Junctures in U.S. Immigration Policy

Historically, U.S. immigration policies have vacillated between passive acceptance and active exclusion, interspersed with episodes of active recruitment.

Key Terms

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