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Caitlin Katsiaficas

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Caitlin Katsiaficas

Associate Policy Analyst

Caitlin Katsiaficas is an Associate Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, where she works with the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy. Her research focuses on policies and practices that support the successful integration of immigrant and refugee families.

Prior to joining MPI, she conducted research on European Union migration policy, including irregular migration, international protection, and border management for Bridging Europe, and worked at George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. She also interned at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, where she wrote a strategy paper on strengthening cooperation with other government agencies to assist resettled refugees and service providers, and provided case management support to refugees and asylum seekers in the Refugee Services Program in Portland, Maine.

Ms. Katsiaficas holds an MA and BA (summa cum laude) in international affairs from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where she focused on conflict, migration, and development. She also studied in Belgium and Turkey.

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Reports
November 2018
By Caitlin Katsiaficas and Maki Park
Reports
April 2018
By Maki Park, Caitlin Katsiaficas, and Margie McHugh
Fact Sheets
October 2017
By Maki Park, Anna O’Toole, and Caitlin Katsiaficas
Fact Sheets
December 2016
By Maki Park, Margie McHugh, and Caitlin Katsiaficas

Smugglers and migrants adapted their paths in light of changing conditions in 2016, including the construction of walls and closure of borders. Cuban and Haitian migrants increasingly chose to make their way to the United States through South and Central America rather than by sea. Meanwhile, migrant flows to Europe have splintered into a wider range of routes, seeking new openings through the Western Balkans.

Movements of migrants and asylum seekers in the Mediterranean have shown to be highly fluid, adapting quickly to changing conditions at origin, transit, and destination. This article examines the shifts in flows across the three major Mediterranean routes since 2008 and the complex web of often interconnected factors underpinning these movements.

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