This report is part of a series on Latin American immigrant civic and political participation that looks at eight cities around the United States: Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Fresno, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Omaha, NE; Tucson, AZ; and Washington, DC. The reports on each city describe the opportunities and barriers that Latino immigrants face in participating as civic and political actors in cities around the United States.
Mexico Institute in the News: Global State of Security in the US/Mexico Border Region Explored in New Report
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.” The report was co-authored by Erik Lee (Arizona State University) and Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Mexico Institute.
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.
Release of "Immigration and America's Future: A New Chapter" report by the Independent Immigration Task Force
This report is presents the recommendations of the Immigration Task Force, which over the past year has carefully evaluated the economic, social, and demographic factors driving today's large-scale immigration to the United States, legal and illegal. The task force, a bipartisan panel of leaders and experts from key sectors concerned with immigration, was co-chaired by former senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) and former Rep. Lee H. Hamilton (D-IN)
Chris Wilson, Associate of the Mexico Institute, was interviewed by BBC World Service Radio and Al Jazeera about the upcoming presidential elections in Mexico.
Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood spoke to The Christian Science Monitor about last week's Pemex blast. “More recently opinion polls have suggested there has been a significant softening of those attitudes,” he said. “What all this really depends on is how ambitious the government wants to be.”
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Methamphetamine was seized from the Sinaloa cartel. An amount of meth this large shows more what the cartel may be capable of.