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Learn more about us. This briefing reviews the available evidence on the main determinants of migration to the UK since the early s. It discusses the role of migration policies in shaping migration flows. Although the focus of this briefing is the experience of the UK, the analysis will also use evidence on the determinants of migration to other OECD countries. People migrate from their country of origin for several reasons, but economic conditions at home are thought to be the most important single reason.

Push or Pull Factors: What Drives Central American Migrants to the U.S.?

About Contact. For centuries, the United States has been a popular destination for migrants from around the world. Every day, asylum seekers and other migrants are coming to the U. This pattern is not new. However, the demographic composition of people attempting to cross the border has changed considerably over the past decade.

In , the vast majority of migrants attempting to enter the U. Most of the Northern Triangle migrants have been unaccompanied children and families rather than individual adults, and an increasing number of families and unaccompanied children also present themselves at one of the U. Migrants from Central America leave their home countries and undergo the often dangerous journey to the U. Understanding the motives that lead migrants to the U. Past research has suggested that some come primarily for the social and economic benefits of living in the U.

The data regarding migration from Central America does not explain whether people are coming because of push or pull factors, but the recent increases suggest new motivations for migration. While the number of migrants trying to cross the southern border between ports of entry annually has remained relatively stable during the past 10 years at around , per year, [3] the demographic makeup of those migrants has changed considerably, with Northern Triangle migrants accounting for a considerable share of the total since Source: U.

Until recently, the largest number of migrants entering the country between ports of entry POEs were from Mexico. However, this trend began to change in , and since the number of migrants from the Northern Triangle actually has exceeded the number of Mexican migrants. Moreover, an increasing number of Northern Triangle migrants apprehended along the southern border from FY through FY have been children and families.

Between fiscal years FY and , the proportion of family units and unaccompanied children UACs apprehended at the southern border increased substantially, accounting for 63 percent of all apprehensions of Northern Triangle migrants in FY Since FY , an increasing number of families and UACs from Northern Triangle countries have been presenting themselves at one of the ports of entry to seek asylum.

In FY and FY , children and families from the Northern Triangle accounted for about half of all UACs and family units that presented themselves to Border Patrol officers along the southern border. As of March , 74 percent of all migrants apprehended at the border were from one of the Northern Triangle countries and 58 percent were families or UACs from one of the Northern Triangle countries.

To understand the changes in these migration patterns, we need to examine the circumstances and events in the Northern Triangle countries. All three Northern Triangle countries rank among the most violent countries in the world, with significantly higher murder rates than neighboring Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama.

Honduras saw 3, homicides in and a murder rate of 40 per , people. Gang activity is one of the main factors consistently driving the homicide rates in the Northern Triangle countries. The imminent and omnipresent nature of oppressive gang activity forces innocent people to live under the constant threat of violence. A study conducted by Doctors Without Borders revealed that among nearly Northern Triangle migrants surveyed, almost 40 percent mentioned direct attacks or threats to themselves or their families, extortion or gang-forced recruitment as the main reason for fleeing their countries, and The vicious cycle is spurred even more by corrupt governments and their inability and unwillingness to help their most vulnerable citizens.

The World Risk Index, a measure of disaster risk applied to countries worldwide, revealed that Guatemala and El Salvador are among the 15 countries particularly prone to natural disasters, such as earthquakes and droughts. In , a massive drought plagued the Northern Triangle, leading to financial disaster for farmers and resulting in a food shortage whose impact was most devastating on impoverished communities.

The conditions in the Northern Triangle countries explain why people desire to migrate to the U. While the U. About 1 in 5 Salvadorans and 1 in 15 Guatemalans and Hondurans have migrated to the U. A comprehensive study about the causes of the increased migration at the U. It is impossible to explain with absolute precision why migrants come to the U. Given the current realities in the Northern Triangle countries and recent research, it is reasonable to conclude that push factors — social, political and economic realities forcing people to leave their home countries — outweigh the pull factors in the U.

In the past few years, the Trump administration has implemented a number of policies to discourage migrants from coming to the U. Customs and Border Protection limits the number of people who can request asylum at a port of entry; and Migrant Protection Protocols at the border, in which some migrants are returned to Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings.

However, a lack of knowledge about which immigration policies particularly draw immigrants to the U. Rather than focus on U. Five Myths about the Border Crisis. The Washington Post. The Guardian. Federal Bureau of Investigation. How is that even possible? The World Bank. Central Intelligence Agency. Central American Migrants Coming to the U.

Conclusion It is impossible to explain with absolute precision why migrants come to the U. Read more about U. Citizenship Act of Bill Summary. Homicide Rates in Northern Triangle Countries vs.

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Push or Pull Factors: What Drives Central American Migrants to the U.S.?

About Contact. For centuries, the United States has been a popular destination for migrants from around the world. Every day, asylum seekers and other migrants are coming to the U. This pattern is not new. However, the demographic composition of people attempting to cross the border has changed considerably over the past decade. In , the vast majority of migrants attempting to enter the U.

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Francesco Castelli, Drivers of migration: why do people move? More than million international migrants were estimated to live in a foreign country in , leaving apart the massive number of people that have been relocated in their own country. Furthermore, a substantial proportion of international migrants from southern countries do not reach western nations but resettle in neighbouring low-income countries in the same geographical area. In particular, social media attract people out of their origin countries by raising awareness of living conditions in the affluent world, albeit often grossly exaggerated, with the diaspora link also acting as an attractor. The stereotype of the illiterate, poor and rural migrant reaching the borders of affluent countries has to be abandoned.


Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) with a project to study the push and pull factors determining international migration flows.


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The purpose of this paper is to review motivational factors driving migration return by assessing both push and pull factors that influence return intentions. The study aims to expand current literature of migration return, and proposes a conceptual framework. A systematic literature review was conducted to determine the push—pull factors that influence international return migration.

There are many economic, social and physical reasons why people emigrate and they can usually be classified into push and pull factors. Economic motives loom large in all human movements, but are particularly important with regards to migration. This lack of economic opportunity tends to push people to look for their futures outside the area of their origin.

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The push-pull factors of migration

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