Papeles de población
versión impresa ISSN 1405-7425
NAJERA-AGUIRRE, Jéssica Natalia. Acknowledging the Survey on Migration in the Mexico-Guatemala border: scopes and limitations. Pap. poblac [online]. 2010, vol.16, n.63, pp. 49-83. ISSN 1405-7425.
The Survey on Migration in the Guatemala-Mexico Border allows obtaining socio-demographic information, labor and migratory of Guatemalan migrants working in Chiapas in a temporary way and those who use Mexico as a transit country to reach the United States. As of mid-2008 the survey was extended to Honduras and El Salvador, ever since called Emif Sur. This work aims to raise awareness of the methodology, scope and limitations of the survey and the main results from 2004-2007. Emif Sur has contributed to gauge migration between Mexico and Central America, and in some extent to the design and implementation of new Mexican immigration policies.
Palabras llave : Emif Guamex; Emif Sur; workers Guatemalan border; Chiapas; transit migration; Central America.