Silvia E. Giorguli-Saucedo
Silvia E. Giorguli-Saucedo has been President of El Colegio de México (Colmex) since 2015. She joined the faculty of the Center for Demographic, Urban, and Environmental Studies (CEDUA) at Colmex in 2003. She was the Director of CEDUA from 2009 to 2015, President of the Mexican Society of Demography from 2011 to 2012, and Founding Director of the magazine Coyuntura Demográfica.
Her research focuses on issues of international migration from Mexico to the United States and its impact on education and the structure of Mexican families on both sides of the border. Currently, she is a co-researcher at the Mexican Migration Project, organized by the University of Princeton, University of Guadalajara, and Brown University. She has also been a participant in the Binational Dialogue on Mexican Migrants in the United States and Mexico, organized by Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS) and Georgetown University.
Dr. Giorguli studied sociology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), received an MA in demography from El Colegio, and in 2004 received her doctorate in sociology from Brown University. She was a Visiting Fellow in 2007–08 at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. In 2018, she received the Horace Mann Medal from Brown University.
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.
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.