Dissertation Abstracts

Transmigration of Central Americans through México:their vulnerability and human rights

Author: Silva Quiroz, Yolanda , yosiqui@gmail.com
Department: Estudios Sociales
University: El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico
Supervisor: Dr. Jorge Bustamante Fernández
Year of completion: 2014
Language of dissertation: Spanish

Keywords: Immigration Policy , transit migration , human rights , State's Accountability
Areas of Research: Migration , Human Rights and Global Justice , Population


This research discusses the relationship between Central American Migrants' vulnerability and
the Mexican immigration control policy. The main argument is that their vulnerability have
been increased because migratory policy is focused on the enforcement and less on sanctions
for human rights violations against migrants. Although the official discourse of the
government blames others for the vulnerability, the statistics, the migrant's stories and the
analytical framework suggest that Mexican State is the only responsible either by action or by
omission. It concludes with some ideas as a proposal to eliminate structural and cultural
vulnerability of undocumented immigrants.

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