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La calidad de ciudadano. Past and Present.

The Nature of Citizenship in Mexico and the United States: 1776-1912

US Immigration Policy Since 9/11: Understanding the Stalemate over Comprehensive Immigration Reform

This report reviews the recent history of US immigration legislation, including new enforcement mandates passed immediately after 9/11 and unsuccessful efforts to pass CIR bills during the 109th and 110th Congresses. This history, together with asymmetries in the political process that favor enforcement-oriented responses, stack the deck against legalization and visa reform. Any possibility of success was further hurt by the timing of the reform debate with respect to the national electoral calendar in 2006-07 and the economic downturn beginning in 2008.

House panel asks Obama to take energy steps with Mexico, Canada

“Approving the treaty will create new levels of legal certainty for US and Mexican firms operating in Gulf of Mexico border regions, encouraging them to engage in the risk-taking required to produce oil from deep water,” said Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Yale University Conference: The State of Mexico's Democracy: Obstacles to Consolidation

On Tuesday, May 1st, Yale University will host a conference on "The State of Mexico's Democracy: Obstacles to Consolidation" in New Haven, Connecticut.

Crime and Violence in Mexico and Central America: An Evolving But Incomplete US Policy Response

In this report, we first survey the causes for the rise of violent crime in Mexico, and the Northern Triangle of Central America. We then look at the US policy response to date. We conclude by offering a few suggestions on how the US policy response could be significantly improved in the short and medium term to respond better to the underlying challenges that the countries of the region are facing, problems in which our own country is deeply implicated.

Napolitano: Immigration hasn’t been ‘a linchpin, red hot issue’ in 2012 - Mexico Institute in the News

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Mexican Secretary of Interior Alejandro Poiré spoke about U.S. – Mexico collaboration in tackling illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border and drug and human trafficking at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute on Monday.

Mexico Institute in the News: Grupo Carso Chairman of the Board Carlos Slim Domit Addresses Growth and Changes in Mexico and Latin America Telecommunications Market

America Movil Co-Chair and Co-Chair of the ICT Taskforce of the B20 Leads Conversation with Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce.This article also appeared on FinRoad and FinWin.

The Rebellion of Criminal Networks: Organized Crime in Latin America and the Dynamics of Change

This essay introduces the concept of the “rebellion” of criminal networks” to explain the current dynamic of and context within which organized crime operates. The author also outlines the changes that have fostered the emergence of local markets for illegal drugs. The essay concludes with ten recommendations.

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