Mexico Institute in the News: Global State of Security in the US/Mexico Border Region Explored in New Report

Aug 28, 2012
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Homeland Security Today, 8/23/2012

A new paper released this month hopes to establish a “framework for measuring border security” that will “begin to set a base line for measuring border security between the United States and Mexico.”

“Without a doubt,” Lee and Olson stated, “the US and Mexican federal governments have made large investments in staffing, infrastructure and technology and have reorganized and refocused efforts to respond to specific threats and events. Yet gains in areas such as apprehensions of undocumented migrants and reductions in violence in key cities such as Ciudad Juarez seem tenuous at best and beg for more comprehensive, creative and collaborative solutions between these two countries, one a superpower and the other a key emerging power.”

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