Ryan Schultheis is a former research intern at Migration Policy Institute (MPI), where he provided support for the Regional Migration Study Group on issues such as return migration to Mexico and mixed migration flows from Central America’s Northern Triangle.
Mr. Schultheis is a Program Assistant at the Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) field office in Houston, where he supports efforts to secure pro bono legal representation for nondetained unaccompanied child migrants. Prior to his time at MPI, Mr. Schultheis completed a Fulbright fellowship in Oaxaca, Mexico where he taught English in a public high school and volunteered at an independent shelter for adolescent migrants from Central America.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame with distinction in political science and international economics.
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The revolving door of return migration is slowing significantly for Mexican adults deported or voluntarily returned by the U.S. government, with the number intending to attempt re-entry dropping 80 percent between 2005 and 2015. Drawing from an official survey of Mexican returnees, this report explores the years of residence repatriated Mexican adults spent in the United States, time in detention, and minor children left behind.