Mexican Migration to the United States: Underlying Economic Factors and Possible Scenarios for Future Flows
In this report we examine some economic factors that have influenced migration flows from Mexico to the United States, for the purpose of constructing scenarios on how such flows could evolve in the near term. Throughout our analysis, we look at three different periods in the recent history of migration from Mexico to the United States: 1990 to 2000; 2000 to 20007; and a third period corresponding to the global economic crisis and its aftermath.
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Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute and the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute Release New Report
The joint research project, Shared Responsibility: U.S.-Mexico Policy Options for Confronting Organized Crime, concludes that binational efforts to stop organized crime in Mexico have made progress but need expanded cooperation to address the challenge.
Mexican law-enforcement officials routinely parade detainees in public ‘perp walks’ and news conferences in the hope of regaining the trust of a citizenry besieged by organized crime.
During the era of the pre-democratic PRI in Mexico there existed a long history of national political pacts. Those pacts typically were between the PRI dominated executive branch and the two most influential actors, labor unions and business organizations. In the 1990s, at the highpoint of the democratic transition, the PRI for the first time in its history lost its ability to ensure a two-thirds vote in the legislative branch, preventing it from accomplishing constitutional changes.
Press Release: Mexico Institute & USD Justice in Mexico Project launch new book “Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence"
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the University of San Diego's Justice in Mexico Project are pleased to announce the publication of "Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence." The book offers concrete policy options for government leaders in Mexico and the U.S. to build on current civic engagement efforts to strengthen the rule of law and improve security in Mexico.
Daughter of Mexico drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman held in San Diego on immigration charge-Mexico Institute in the News
“You kind of surmise that there’s some family connection back to Southern California,” Eric Olson, associate director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute said of the daughter’s arrest. This article also appeared on Washington Post, FOX News, ABC News, NPR, and other news outlets.