Migration and Deportation among Guatemalans in the U.S. and Guatemala (Spring 2020)

Governments deport millions of migrants every year. Little is known about the impacts of deportation on migrants, the places they are forced to leave or the communities where immigration agencies send them.

This project team examined the Guatemalan deportation crisis from the perspective of both recent deportees in Guatemala City and North Carolina’s Guatemalan community.

After analyzing large-scale surveys of deportees in Guatemala City, team members traveled to Guatemala in March 2020 to meet with community organizations and government entities across the country.

Timing

Spring 2020 – Summer 2020

Team Outputs

Biden Wants to Halt Deportations. Here’s What Happens When Migrants Are Sent Back. (article by David Dow, Juan Tellez, Mateo Villamizar Chaparro, Erik Wibbels)

Team website

Reflection

Maria Ramirez

This Team in the News

Immigration Projects Explore Biometrics, Mental Health and Deportation Issues

Exploring the Human Impacts of Deportation in Guatemala

COVID-19 Aid to Help Guatemalan Deportees

Team photo.

Team Leaders

  • Erica Field, Arts & Sciences-Economics
  • Pamela Lattimore, RTI International
  • Jay Pearson, Sanford School of Public Policy
  • Erik Wibbels, Arts & Sciences-Political Science

/graduate Team Members

  • Leah Baldasare, Masters of Public Policy
  • Imali Bandara, Masters of Public Policy
  • Hector Luna Iniguez, Masters of Public Policy
  • Michelle Pieters, Global Health - MSc
  • Maria Ramirez, Masters of Public Policy, International Dev Policy
  • Hannah Silver, Masters of Public Policy
  • Mateo Villamizar Chaparro, Political Science-PHD
  • Pamela Zabala, Sociology-PHD

/undergraduate Team Members

  • Hannah Branch, Int Comparative Studies (AB)
  • Robert Carlson, Political Science (AB), Economics (BS2)
  • Qasim Hameed, Economics (BS)
  • Catherine Howard
  • Caroline Hughes, Int Comparative Studies (AB)
  • Tiarra Hughes, Int Comparative Studies (AB)
  • Mitra Kiciman, Computer Science (BS)
  • Lindsay Maggioncalda, Computer Science (BS), Cultural Anthropology (AB2)
  • Sofia Molina, Political Science (AB)
  • Arya Patel, Public Policy Studies (AB)
  • Ana Trejo, Int Comparative Studies (AB)
  • Mabelle Zhang, Public Policy Studies (AB)

/yfaculty/staff Team Members

  • Katie Andrzejewski, DevLab@Duke
  • David Dow, Political Science

/zcommunity Team Members

  • Katherine Cogswell, Church World Services, Durham
  • Christopher Inkpen, RTI International
  • Jose Ordonez, Te Conecta
  • Wayne Pitts, RTI International