Exclusion and Forced Migration in Central America

No More Walls

  • Carlos Sandoval-García

Part of the Mobility & Politics book series (MPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Carlos Sandoval-García
    Pages 1-11
  3. Carlos Sandoval-García
    Pages 87-100
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 101-120

About this book


This book marks a critical contribution to the intercultural dialogue about immigration. Each year, thousands of Central Americans leave their countries and walk across Mexico, seeking to reach the United States. The author explores the dispossession process that drives these migrants from their homes and argues that they are caught in a kind of trap: forced to emigrate, but impeded to immigrate. This trap is discussed empirically through the analysis of immigration policies implemented by the United States government and ethnographic fieldwork carried out in some of “albergues” (shelters). 


Central America Migration Disposession Exclusion United States Mexico Immigration Policies International Borders Civil War Development

Authors and affiliations

  • Carlos Sandoval-García
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Social ResearchUniversity of Costa RicaSan JoseCosta Rica

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