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Carlos Echeverría-Estrada is a Data Analysis Consultant with the Migration Policy Institute and was previously an intern with MPI’s U.S. Immigration Policy Program. He is a doctoral candidate in public policy and evaluation at Claremont Graduate University. His research interests include international migration and migration governance, and he specializes in outcomes measurement, data analytics, social policy analysis, and evidence-based decision-making.
He has worked with international and nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and governments in North and Latin America, Europe, West Africa, and East Asia. Mr. Echeverría holds a master’s degree in public policy and evaluation from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.
Los países de América Latina y del Caribe se están enfrentando a un desafío doble. Por un lado, deben manejar un flujo masivo de venezolanos entrando a sus países, mientras que, al mismo tiempo, deben enfocar sus esfuerzos en controlar el virus del COVID-19. Esta ficha técnica presenta un perfil regional de los migrantes y refugiados venezolanos que viajaron a través de 11 países.
As Latin American and Caribbean countries face a dual challenge—managing large-scale Venezuelan arrivals alongside the COVID-19 pandemic—reliable data on the characteristics of newcomers are essential to policymaking. This MPI-IOM fact sheet offers a profile of refugees and migrants in 11 countries in the region, including their demographics, labor market participation, remittance sending, access to health care, trip details, and intention to return to Venezuela.
For the 9 million immigrants eligible to become U.S. citizens, changed naturalization adjudication practices and an agency mission shift undertaken by the Trump administration appear to be posing new hurdles. This report analyzes a survey of naturalization assistance providers from across the country, examining changes in how U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services interviews applicants, conducts the English and civics tests, requests additional evidence, and more.