Evolving Demographic and Human-Capital Trends in Mexico and Central America and Their Implications For Regional Migration
As the US labor force became better educated, fewer native workers accepted many of the low-wage but essential jobs at the bottom of the labor market. These changes in the United States coincided with a population boom in Mexico and Central America that resulted in a near tripling of the region's population. Economic growth was unable to keep pace with demographic change, however, and many of the region's youth sought opportunities in the United States.
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.
Andrew Selee’s latest column for El Universal discusses Obama's legislative agenda and its possible relevance to Mexico.
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute is pleased to share with you the following analysis on the implications of the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections for the U.S.-Mexico Relationship.
The Mexico Institute needs a program assistant to handle administrative, clerical and project support. Please see the full vacancy announcement for instuctions on how to apply.
"The State of Security in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region," is a new working paper by the Border Research Partnership, and will be a chapter in the forthcoming "State of the Border Report." This working paper looks at some of the many security concerns along the U.S. border, among them global terrorism, spillover violence from Mexico, and undocumented immigration.
The rate of drug related killings continues to increase, though at a slower rate than in 2010.