In 2010, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Iniciativa Ciudadana para la Promoción de la Cultura del Diálogo (IC) began joint work on the linkages between migration and development. In September 2011, Maureen Meyer and Vicki Gass of WOLA updated the report based on recent changes in policy, providing background and recommendations for the U.S. and Mexican governments on migration and development.
The work was based on the principle that in order to discuss immigration, it is essential to understand the economic and social reasons that are the root causes of outward migration. Incorporating the concept of the human rights of migrants into the discussion on the linkages between migration and development provides a more comprehensive framework for addressing the different governments' human rights responsibilities in all of the stages of the migratory process (origin, transit and destination).
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