The Cost of Irregular Migration and the Possibility of Financial Support: Risk Factors for Migrants and Families Who Stay
De Jesus Desidério, Edilma

Abstract
This study analyzes the relationship between irregular migration and the existence of financial resources from foreign aid (loans) to manage the migration plan that involves risk factors and additional costs to resolve the same such as debt and therefore the increased vulnerability towards migrants. The hypothesis is that the financing of migration can cause a variable effect on the family budget for the number of dependent children, and even impacts the aid to cover the journey of the household head, which creates difficulties and exposes migrants to increased vulnerability during the irregular migration process. The results are produced based on the questionnaire answer applied to of key informants who participated in the focus groups discussion for the study of irregular migrants in transit through Mexico to the United States.

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