For decades, WOLA has researched and reported on the conditions of crime, violence, and lack of economic opportunity as push factors driving migration.
Below you will find a list of WOLA resources and analysis on the issues of unaccompanied minors, border security and migration, and citizen security.
WOLA Resources and Analysis on Unaccompanied Minors
- WOLA’s Adriana Beltrán’s Testimony Before the Congressional Progressive Caucus
- Recommendations: Elements of the Supplemental Request on Unaccompanied Minors
- The Plight of Migrant Children at the Border Highlights Need to Invest in Central America
- Podcast: The Crisis of Unaccompanied Migrant Children
- Three Myths about Central American Migration to the United States
WOLA Resources and Analysis on Border Security and Migration
- Call Off the National Guard: Five Reasons to Reject Current Proposals to Send the National Guard to the Border
- Will More Funds for Border Security Address the Crisis of Central American Children at the Border?
- Mexico’s Other Border: Security, Migration, and the Humanitarian Crisis at the line with Central America
- The Other Crisis: Abuses Against Children and Other Migrants Traveling through Mexico
- What New Border Patrol Statistics Reveal about Changing Migration to the United States
- An Interactive Look at the Mexico-Guatemala Border Zone
- Mounting Humanitarian Crisis at the Border
- What Happens to Migrants after They are Deported?
- Memo on Unsafe Deportations
- WOLA Experts Investigate Mexico’s Southern Border: Blogs from the Field
- Border Security and Migration: A Report from Arizona
WOLA Resources and Analysis on Police Reform
- Tracking International Anti-Crime and Violence Prevention Efforts in Central America
- Open Letter to Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas
- Civil Society Declaration to Central American Governments, SICA, and International Donor Community
- The Crisis of Crime and Violence in Central America: More than just Drugs and Gangs
- Protect and Serve? The Status of Police Reform in Central America
WOLA Resources and Analysis on Violence Prevention
- 12 Principles to Assess the Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle
- Violence in Central America and Community-Based Responses
- Tackling Urban Violence in Latin America: Reversing Exclusion through Smart Policing and Social Investment
- Daring to Care: Community-Based Responses to Youth Gang Violence in Central America and Central American Immigrant Communities in the United States
- Youth Gangs in Central America
- Central America Coalition for Violence Prevention (WOLA partner)
WOLA Resources and Analysis on Economic Development
- Government Investment in Family Agriculture: New Opportunities in Mexico and Central America
- Brazil’s Lessons in Rural Development
- The Promise and the Perils of Agricultural Trade Liberalization: Lessons from Latin America
- Creating Change, Creating Opportunities (from Catholic Relief Services)
WOLA Country-Specific Resources and Analysis
- Police Reform in Honduras: Stalled Efforts and the Need to Weed out Corruption
- Challenges for El Salvador’s New Administration
- Militarizing Police in Honduras & Remembering Chile’s Coup
- One Year into the Gang Truce in El Salvador
WOLA works to ensure that policymakers recognize the need to address the immediate humanitarian crisis as well as the need to invest in programs to reduce the root causes of the problem. WOLA plays a vital role by presenting expert analysis of the challenges people face in their countries and making recommendations about what the U.S. and others can do
about it. We must make sure this unprecedented amount of assistance truly tackles the root causes of this mass displacement of children—particularly by creating safer communities and greater economic opportunity.
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