Migration and Transient Communities Program
The Program of Excellence on Migration and Transient Communities supports LACC's efforts continue to advance the interdisciplinary study, discussion, and application of knowledge on the processes of human migration and their impact on societies across the Americas. Economic and social transformations during the last decades have placed the phenomenon of migrant populations and transient communities at the center of the most difficult challenges faced by Latin America and the Caribbean.
While most debate has focused on the social impact of Latin American immigration to the United States, the issue of migration in the hemisphere is far more complex and its effects extend beyond hemispheric borders and across the globe. Migration crisscrosses issues of labor markets, public policy, human trafficking, transnational crime, identity, exile and political refugees, displaced communities, religion, gender, economy, environmental crises, natural disasters, gangs, and others.
LACC recognizes and understands the complexity of migration and transient communities as issues that must be addressed in an multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary fashion. To that end, LACC's Migrant and Transient Communities Program of Excellence engages FIU faculty and researchers from across disciplines as well as scholars and specialists from leading and diverse organizations and institutions in countries throughout the region.
Featured programming of the LACC Migration and Transient Communities Program of Excellence includes: