Immigration: Mexico Stays Out of Debate - Mexico Institute in the News
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Fox continued his efforts for immigration reform in the U.S., but the U.S. focus on the border dealt more with security than reform in the post-9/11 world. In the Calderón and now Peña Nieto administrations, Mexico appears reluctant to give anything more than tacit support for immigration reform, claiming that it is a domestic policy issue of the U.S. and not part of Mexico’s foreign policy.
“Mexico is trying to be careful in terms of how it gets involved in the immigration debate,” said Christopher Wilson of the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. “It will talk about border security, trans-migration, issues like that, but Mexico will weigh its involvement in immigration very carefully.”
Before inauguration, Peña Nieto did say that he would support any move by the Obama administration to pass immigration reform during a meeting with the U.S. leader back in November. Their talk, however, focused more on border security and Mexico’s ongoing struggle with the country’s drug cartels.