The Nature of Citizenship in Mexico and the United States: 1776-1912
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.
“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.
On Tuesday, May 1st, Yale University will host a conference on "The State of Mexico's Democracy: Obstacles to Consolidation" in New Haven, Connecticut.
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.
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.