A full-time professor at the Iberoamericana University, Mexico City since 2002 with a PhD in population studies from El Colegio de Mexico and a degree in economics from the UAM-Iztapalapa. She was president of the Mexican Demography Society from 2013 to 2015 and has been a member of the National System of Researchers (Level II) since 2007. She was a visiting professor in 2011 at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), Georgetown University. Her research focuses mainly on migration from Mexico to the United States, education and gender. She has participated in two of the Binational Studies on Migration Mexico-United States coordinated by ISIM CIESAS and Georgetown University.
In spite of a major economic slowdown in 2007-2009 and an increasing escalation of immigration and border enforcement in both the United States and Mexico over the last decade, unauthorized migration from the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA, i.e., El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) has persisted. In light of a historical and demographic overview, we offer a set of basic policy recommendations for the management of the different migration flows, and the establishment of new data and research needs to better understand their drivers and future trends