The Real Roots of the Border Crisis

The United States has to first understand what's driving migration in the Americas in order to manage it in a cooperative, compassionate, and pragmatic way.

See also: Getting Migration in the Americas Right: A National Interest-Driven Approach

President Donald Trump neither understands nor cares about what’s really driving migration in the Americas. But understanding why people are leaving their home for the treacherous journey north is key to knowing how to manage it. In this video, we explain why the United States must reject the politics of cruelty and chart a new course on migration policy that is cooperative, compassionate, and pragmatic.

Dan Restrepo is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Joel Martinez is the Mexico policy analyst for National Security and International Policy at the Center. Trevor Sutton is a fellow for National Security and International Policy at the Center. Andrew Satter is the senior director of Video at the Center.

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Dan Restrepo

Senior Fellow

Joel Martinez

Senior Policy Analyst

Trevor Sutton

Senior Fellow

Andrew Satter

Senior Director, Video