Title

Causes of Migration from Guatemala

Presenter Information

Tyler Huff

Department

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Major

Environmental Engineering

Research Advisor

Oerther, Daniel B.

Advisor's Department

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Abstract

The American Dream of wealth and prosperity has been a beacon for generations. As a country of immigrants, people have long been migrating to the USA for socioeconomic advancements. While most have taken legal routes to enter the United States, illegal migration has always been common especially through Mexico. Recently a more extreme migration in the form of a 2000 km walk, has been occurring. Guatemalans are making this journey, even with having a high chance of being turned away at the border. The question stands of how does this attempt at getting to America full of unknowns offer better opportunities than staying in Guatemala? Throughout this paper, a structured review will be utilized to answer this question using the information gathered from issues stemming from environmental and technological shortcomings to find what the United States can do to help promote the Guatemalan farmers in staying on their farms.

Biography

Tyler Huff is currently a Junior in Environmental Engineering. Other than his current research, Tyler can be seen on campus as the President of the National Residence Hall Honorary Shamrock Chapter. Thank you for your time.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Ozark Room

Presentation Date

16 Apr 2019, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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Causes of Migration from Guatemala

Ozark Room

The American Dream of wealth and prosperity has been a beacon for generations. As a country of immigrants, people have long been migrating to the USA for socioeconomic advancements. While most have taken legal routes to enter the United States, illegal migration has always been common especially through Mexico. Recently a more extreme migration in the form of a 2000 km walk, has been occurring. Guatemalans are making this journey, even with having a high chance of being turned away at the border. The question stands of how does this attempt at getting to America full of unknowns offer better opportunities than staying in Guatemala? Throughout this paper, a structured review will be utilized to answer this question using the information gathered from issues stemming from environmental and technological shortcomings to find what the United States can do to help promote the Guatemalan farmers in staying on their farms.