A group of border mayors who met in San Diego on Friday called for nontraditional financing, including public-private partnerships, to build badly needed border crossings in the face of limited federal funding. The Mexico Institute's Andrew Selee comments.
Young, low-skilled immigrants perform essential work, but the rapid growth of low-wage, limited English proficient (LEP), unauthorized populations in states with limited migration experience has contributed to increased anti-immigrant sentiment. Forty years into the current wave of regional migration, and after 25 years of increasingly serious enforcement efforts, this history also defines and limits the policy alternatives available, and highlights the challenges of managing regional flows.
The Mexico Institute presents a new publication on U.S.-Mexico security cooperation by Senior Associate Eric L. Olson that challenges the conventional wisdom about crime and violence in Mexico and suggests new strategies for effectively addressing the security threats posed by organized crime.
As the immigration debate is further discussed in Congress, summaries on the latest Congressional hearings are available through the Mexico Institute. For further information, please visit the respective Committee Hearings' websites.
Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), National Action Party (PAN) and Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) representatives will meet today to discuss the upcoming July 1 election and Mexico’s role in the world. The event was organized by the Washington D.C.-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Univisión television channel. In the forum, Rubén Beltrán will represent the PAN; Emilio Lozoya, the PRI, and Jorge Eduardo Navarrete, the PRD.
Jesus Reyes Heroles, President of GEA and Mexico Institute advisory board member discusses Mexico's Energy reform in this "Expert Take"
A report by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and Arizona State University’s North American Center for Transborder Studies is featured in The New York Times.
To move forward, reforms must be ambitious. Simply reforming one institution in a sea of lawlessness leads nowhere; there must be a wide-ranging transformation of the political regime. Mexico's challenge is therefore to build modern, competent democratic institutions that are capable of engaging in good governance - only then will they be able to expand economic opportunity and restore economic growth.