Economic Reasons Drive Central American Immigration to the US

Economic factors are what drive the majority of Central Americans to immigration, according to a recent report. Over 90 percent of people surveyed from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador who wanted to immigrate internationally said the main reason was unemployment, not enough money for basic necessities and food, the need for a better job, working conditions, or low wages, according to the Migration Policy Institute. 

The lead researcher said economic reasons are not a new reason for immigration, but the numbers citing the reason are bigger than any other survey conducted before. Emigration from Central America has substantially increased over the past thirty years, by 137 percent. Close to 16.2 million from the region were living somewhere other than where they were born. If you are looking for a new job opportunity, contact Jobs Across the World. You will be made aware of new jobs that match your skillset.

The United States is trying to deal with the largest number of immigrants along the US-Mexico border in twenty years. The Biden Administration is working to identify and address the reasons for migration. 

The report was based on an in person survey of close to 5,000 migrant-sending families and an online survey of 6,000 from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. There are opportunities around the world for you and your family. If you are looking for a job in one of the top destinations for expat workers, contact Jobs Across the World.