Date of Completion


Document Type

Honors College Thesis


Political Science

Thesis Type

Honors College

First Advisor

Caroline Beer

Second Advisor

Teresa Mares

Third Advisor

Sarah Osten


immigration, Honduras, US policy


This thesis examines the relationship between out-migration from Honduras, US policy, and conditions in Honduras. More particularly, it examines the violent and repressive conditions in Honduras along with US Military Assistance from 1980 to 2017. I look at the impact of US immigration policy on migration flows into the United States. Using data from World Bank databank, the US Foreign Aid Greenbook, the World Development Report, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), and the Political Terror Scale (PTS), I argue that violent conditions in Honduras, US military aid, and US immigration policy have significantly contributed to the ongoing exodus from Honduras to the United States between 1980 and 2017.

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