Claudia Masferrer has been a Professor at the Center for Demographic, Urban, and Environment Studies at El Colegio de México (Colmex) since January 2016. She coordinates the seminar Migration, Inequality, and Public Policy at the college. In 2015, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Urbanisation Culture Société in Montreal, Canada.
Her research centers on the intersection of migration, immigrant integration, inequality, and family dynamics, and how public policies shape these issues. Her projects seek to understand North America as a region of emigration, immigration, transit, and return. She has studied the changing nature of return migration and reintegration of returnees for more than a decade. Her research has been published in Demography, Population Research and Policy Review, Advances in Life Course Research, Coyuntura Demográfica, as policy briefs, and as chapters in edited books.
Dr. Masferrer received her doctorate in sociology from McGill University, her master’s in statistics from the University of Texas at Austin, and her BA in applied mathematics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Before her graduate studies, she served as Deputy Director of Methodologies for Measuring Poverty in the National Council for Evaluating Social Development Policy and as an Analyst in the Ministry of Social Development.
La migración entre México y Estados Unidos ha cambiado dramáticamente en los últimos años, pero las políticas y la retórica política en ambos países no se han actualizado a este contexto a la misma velocidad. Este reporte explora esta nueva realidad migratoria y cómo los dos gobiernos podrían trabajar juntos para abordar los desafíos de políticas públicas que tienen en común.
Migration between Mexico and the United States has changed dramatically in recent years, but policies and political rhetoric in both countries have not always kept up. This report, which draws from discussions of a high-level Mexico-U.S. study group convened by MPI and El Colegio de México, explores this new migration reality and how the two governments could work more closely together to address shared policy challenges.
Dado el incremento de los flujos migratorios provenientes de Centroamérica, el pasado mes de junio de 2019, los Estados Unidos y México acordaron tomar una serie de medidas para reducir los flujos irregulares. Sin embargo, será muy difícil mantener estos esfuerzos de corto plazo, debido a una debilidad institucional crónica y a estructuras de política pública poco planificadas en ambos países. Este comentario ofrece cinco recomendaciones a ambos países considerando soluciones de mediano y largo plazo para disuadir la migración irregular y, al mismo tiempo, garantizar que aquellos que busquen protección tengan un proceso justo.
Amid surging migration from Central America, the United States and Mexico in June 2019 agreed to a series of enforcement measures. Yet these near-term efforts will be difficult to maintain given chronic institutional weaknesses and poorly thought-out policy structures in both countries. This commentary, by the presidents of MPI and El Colegio de México, offers a set of long-term, collaborative solutions to dissuade illegal migration while ensuring fairness to those seeking protection.
Mexicans migrate to Canada in much smaller numbers than to the United States, yet over the last 30 years the country has become an increasingly attractive destination. Canada prioritizes highly skilled, educated Mexicans for permanent residency, but also attracts temporary workers from Mexico. This article examines Mexican migration to Canada and how it has been shaped by visa requirements, trade policy, and more.
Together, Canada, Mexico, and the United States are home to nearly one-quarter of the world's migrants. Despite shifts in the profile of those who migrate and changing demographic realities across the region, such as population aging, perceptions and policies remain set in earlier eras. This article explores the intersection of migration and population dynamics in North America and the Northern Triangle of Central America.