Mexico-USA Immigrant Women’s Rights, Public Policies and Vulnerabilities

Friday, 20 July 2018: 09:15
Oral Presentation
Ignacia MORALES REYES, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla- Complejo Regional Sur, Mexico
Mexico-USA Immigrant Women’s rights, public policies and vulnerabilities

The globalization trend has been contributing to the emergence of increasingly diverse migration realities. The adaptation process between immigrants and their destinations has become a major challenge for governments as well as communities around the world, and governments are increasingly searching for new dynamic patterns of interaction among immigrants. Mexico’s migration process encompasses several phases and dimensions since it is a country of origin, transit and destination, however Mexican emigration to USA predominates. Female migration is a determining factor with major impact on hundreds of Mexican families, currently Mexican female migration has been linked to gender violence in the country and to a decisive change in migration motive. This fact has created a major vulnerability both in Mexico and United States. The violation of their rights is alarming, therefore it is necessary to develop public policies in Mexico that will guarantee justice and protection to migrant women. Immigrant women in the United States struggle against discriminatory practices and a wave of Mexican-phobia. The issue has surpassed the authorities, public institutions and the insecurity has increasingly made women more insecure. Public policies should be more inclusive and protective of migrant women, it is necessary to implement a binational program in order to support this sector of the population.


inmmigrants, women, politics publics, rights