Andrew Selee analyzes the key aspects of the Mexico-U.S. relationship in this op-ed. The article argues that the meeting between the US and Mexican presidents later this week is likely to focus on economic issues, including border management and educational opportunities; however, security and migration will also be on the plate for their discussions.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the partnership between Mexico and the United States? What might be done to improve it? Exploring both policy and process, and ranging from issues of trade and development to concerns about migration, the environment, and crime, the authors of Mexico and the United States provide a comprehensive analysis of one of the world’s most complex bilateral relationships.
A close reading of the senators’ framework gives the impression that the next round of strengthening border security might look a lot like previous rounds. That would be a mistake. Staffing and budgets for areas between the ports of entry have doubled since 2004 and are now at a level where even major increases would produce only marginal security gains.
Secretary of the Interior Miguel Angel Osorio Chong delivered a conference at the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute. His visit coincided with the launch of the Gang of Eight's immigration reform bill.
As the Gang of Eight prepares to announce their immigration reform bill, three knots remain and will have to be disentangled in order for the bill to succeed.
Until we know where we are going as a region and understand ourselves like a region, we will be left with an economic agenda that looks like little more than a to-do list. Our leaders will have a hard time describing advances in economic relations in an interesting way and explaining to their respective populations that we are no longer competitors but partners.
In this op-ed from the Los Angeles Times, Andrew Selee argues that illegal immigration is'nt what it used to be. As Congress debates immigration reform, it is worth taking a look at what's changed.
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.
Part of "La Vista Desde DC" series: brief commentary by Mexico Institute experts featured on Animal Politico's website.
Director Cynthia Arnson comments on the first 100 days of some of the region's presidents, highlighting how they endeavored to differentiate themselves from prior administrations via innovative policies and a change in diplomatic tone (In Spanish).