When COVID hit, remittance flows to Mexico & El Salvador diverged: flows to Mexico rose as flows to El Salvador fell. Policy Hub examines reasons for the shift, such as the role that the uncertain immigration status of migrants in the workforce might play.
There was a fear that parents would be sent back home, wouldn’t be able to find or pay for a lawyer in the US to trace their kids. And many don’t speak English so navigating the system, especially from Honduras or El Salvador etc is even harder.
The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the economic situation of families like Dayana’s in El Salvador. With her mother out of work they worry about having enough to eat and affording a wifi connection to continue learning at home.
.....Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are doing nothing for the United States but taking our money. Word is that a new Caravan is forming in Honduras and they are doing nothing about it. We will be cutting off all aid to these 3 countries - taking advantage of U.S. for years!