Lindsey Schmidt - 2021 Journalism Senior Colloquium
From Margo Bresnen
This article provides insight into the current surge of migration along the U.S.-Mexico border by presenting information about the push factors driving northern Central Americans from their homes. The current conversation around these factors focuses on the severe economic and physical insecurity in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. What this article and my thesis contribute is not just information about these conditions, but also details about a contemporary challenge that has already and will continue to displace millions of people across the world: climate change. Although it is understudied, climate change will have widespread implications for migration, which desperately need research and policy attention.