Stories from Migrants and Refugees In this issue of Fresh FINDings, we are excited to share our newest report titledRead more
By Padmini Baruah Racism—the delineation of people as the “other,” as inferior on the basis of race or ethnic identity—isRead more
By Kim Wilson et. al. This collection of profiles, Volume II, Financial Biographies of People Coping with New Surroundings, takesRead more
By Joscha Albert, Swati Mehta Dhawan, Dr. Karen Jacobsen, Lisa Klinger, María Teresa Nagel, Radha Rajkotia, Barri Shorey, Anneleen Vos, Cate Wanjala, Kim Wilson,Read more
By Kim Wilson (Tufts University) and Hans-Martin Zademach (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt) Managing finances is challenging for most people, but it isRead more
Building a strong foundation for effective refugee financial services At the end of April, we were thrilled to host theRead more
By Karen Jacobsen and Kim Wilson One of the biggest challenges facing refugees and migrants is navigating the livelihoods andRead more
A Honduran migrant risks it all atop the migrant train.Read more
Fleeing violence, a Haitian starts a successful business in TijuanaRead more
By Maria Teresa Nagel, under the supervision of Kim Wilson.
When it comes to migration, broad classifications are abundant. Refugees and migrants are often seen as a monolithic mass, which encourages policy makers to essentialize migration as they search for the single solution to this complex phenomenon. Nowhere is this truer than in Tijuana, Mexico, the location of our study. There and elsewhere, immigrants are thought to be driven by the same motivations, threatened by the same risks, and in need of the same remedies. In this essay, I aim to highlight some key differences in the experiences of Central American migrants in Tijuana, focusing on the impact family structure has on migrants’ experiences living in that city.