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Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas

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Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas

Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas is an independent consultant for the Migration Policy Institute. His research areas include international migration in North and Central America, return migration, and Mexico’s migration policy.

He is a quantitative methods consultant at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he provides consultations on research design, spatial statistics, multiple regression methods, and on the STATA, ArcGIS, and GeoDa software programs. He is also a research assistant for grant development at ISSR and supports social scientists in finding and securing funding for research across the social sciences.

Previously, Mr. Dominguez-Villegas worked with the Mariposa Foundation in the Dominican Republic, where he conducted socioeconomic and demographic research in four rural communities and designed a model English program currently used at the Mariposa Girls Leadership Program. He also interned at the Australian Trade Commission in Madrid, providing market advice to Australian companies entering the Spanish market.

Mr. Dominguez-Villegas is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His dissertation work focuses on the effects of stigma on socioeconomic outcomes of return migrants in Mexico. He holds a B.A. in economics and geography from Middlebury College and an M.A. in sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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January 2019
By Ariel G. Ruiz Soto, Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas, Luis Argueta, and Randy Capps
December 2015
By Victoria Rietig and Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas
Migrant pointing at map of Mexico

Mexico is facing a new reality: Rising migration from Central America, the reintegration of returning migrants, and protection of Mexicans in the United States. As President Andrés Manuel López Obrador seeks to shift the country’s migration policy from enforcement to protection, his task is complicated by changing U.S. border policy and the need to avoid domestic backlash over Central American migration to and through Mexico.

December 11, 2015

A webinar releasing a report examining deportations to Central America and reception and reintegration services in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

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