Mexican Migrants as Actors of Development
Document prepared by Carlos Heredia Zubleta and Brenda Elisa Valdés Corona. Consultants / March 2013
The worsening of the living conditions of Mexican migrant communities in the United States and the lack of comprehensive public policies that attack the causes and consequences of migration in Mexico motivated Mexican migrants to join forces as a collective in the Mexican Network of leaders and Migrant Organizations (RedMX). For RedMX, the construction of an agenda that contains the different issues that concern us and affect our communities both in Mexico and in the United States has been a priority.
In order to develop this, we set out to develop a mapping of actors, public policies and public and private programs aimed at migrants and their families in Mexico in order to develop an action plan that allows us to be more visible and efficient in our efforts as migrants. . In that sense, the purpose of this analysis is to produce a document on the current state of public and private programs for Mexican migrants (including emigrants and returnees) in Mexico and the United States. At the government level, information on public policies, state and federal investment in programs, in addition to identifying the officials in charge of identified programs and key legislators will be collected.
In short, this mapping exercise of the actors, public policies and programs on migrants is an instrument for decision-making. Its objective is to provide the members of RedMX with an overview of the issues, institutions and acotres on which they will seek to influence.