Migratory phenomenon in the region
A migration that between 1970 and 1980 was driven mainly by political instability, and armed conflicts.
Data from the Inter-American Dialogue (2014) indicate that more than 100,000 Central Americans enter the United States each year.
Some of the main reasons identified are:
The stationary demand for unskilled labor, family reunification, protection in the presence of organized crime and high rates of homicide in countries of origin
Demographics of irregular immigrants residing in the United States
- Approximately 6,720,000 come from Mexico
- Second place appears El Salvador with 690,000
- Guatemala with 560,000.
- Honduras for its part occupied the 4th. place with 360,000