The New Chilean Government and its Shifting Attitudes on Migration Governance
Author: Diego Acosta Arcarazo, Marcia Vera-Espinoza, Leiza Brumat
Editor: MPC Blog

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has started his second term in office – his first presidency was 2010-14 – with a strong shift on migration policy and governance. The inability of the previous President, Michele Bachelet, to modify Chile’s out-dated Pinochet-era immigration law from 1975 has given Piñera the perfect excuse to make migration reform one of his priorities.