Immigration and Border Management

How can Central American migrants become regularized in Mexico?

Thousands of migrants, asylum seekers and Central American refugees go north in search of better opportunities. Most of these people leave from Northern Central American countries (PNCA - Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador).

Is there such a thing as a victim of smuggling? No, and here’s why. Smuggling is a violation of a country’s migration policy. It is an illegal border crossing organized by someone else – the smuggler – for a price. This means that the victim of the crime of smuggling, technically speaking, is the state, not the migrant who pays for this “service”.

In January 2016, the Government of Belize with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), held a preparatory meeting to assess the possibility to move towards the establishment of the Caribbean Migration Consultations (CMC), a Regional Consultative Process (RCP) in the Caribbean. The meeting was attended by representatives of eight Caribbean Governments.