Andrew Selee of the Wilson Center noted that we might see a return of circular migration, which would benefit Mexican communities. "Now people who go to the US without documents know that returning to Mexico ends their options so they stay in the US. With visa options, they may choose to come and go again."
The following report seeks to highlight where common themes emerged in the discussion about organized crime and U.S.-Mexico security cooperation.
U.S. Immigration Policy since 9/11: Understanding the Stalemate Over Comprehensive Immigration Reform
In a new MPI report, Marc Rosenblum examines the political landscape that emerged after 9/11, detailing legislative actions that resulted in new enforcement mandates and failed efforts to enact comprehensive immigration reform.
The Mexico Institute's Chris Wilson provides commentary on President-elect Peña Nieto's vision for Mexico's economic future
The return to power of Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, will not be accompanied by the corruption that used to plague the party, says Arturo Sarukhan, the Mexican ambassador to the U.S., and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson...Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute at the DNC.
Joining Inside Story Americas to discuss this are guests: Christopher Wilson, a program associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center; Mark Weisbrot, the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research; and Camilo Perez Bustillo, a Human Rights research professor in Mexico City.
Our latest publications on the state of security, trade, competitiveness and economic well-being along the U.S.-Mexico border.
First in his series of Monthly Reports on PEMEX and U.S.-Mexico Energy Cooperation, this article explores the implications of the recently signed Transboundary Hydrocarbons Agreement, which resolves the question of what to do with potential oil reserves along the dividing line between Mexico and the United States in the Gulf of Mexico. Wood sees the agreement as "extremely good news," as it marks the "end of a decades-long process to try to determine oil rights in these two areas, opening the door to exploration and production that offers the prospect of exciting new modes of cooperation between Pemex and private oil companies."