The Woodrow Wilson Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Raúl Benítez Manaut as he begins a six month appointment as a public policy scholar on May 13, 2003.
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.
Vice President for Programs and Senior Advisor of the Mexico Institute, Andrew Selee was quoted in El Universal’s article discussing Mitt Romney’s proposed plan to achieve energy independence in 2020 in collaboration with Mexico and Canada. This article is in Spanish.
A current poll by the Reforma newspaper shows Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate Enrique Peña Nieto leading with over 40 percent. A current surge by López Obrador has some wondering if this election will see an unexpected outcome as happened six years ago. Andrew Selee, VP for Programs and Senior Advisor of the Mexico Institute at Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars says that is unlikely.
Enhanced North American economic integration benefits all of the United States—not just the border—Mexico’s Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan and former United States Trade Representative Carla Hills say. Mexico differs from other trade partners, since its U.S. exports contain such a large share of U.S. content, they note.
Associate Director Eric L. Olson gives The New York Times his views on the future of Mexico-U.S. relations.
Testimony before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere: NAFTA at Twenty - Accomplishments, Challenges, and the Way Forward
Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood offered his testimony regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at a hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. In his testimony, he addressed what the goal of the agreement was when it was negotiated, what the potential of the region is today, and what is missing to fully realize the potential of today’s North America.