Is the Border More Efficient? More Secure? — Progress and Challenges in Managing the U.S.-Mexico Border

February 27, 2013 // 1:30pm3:30pm
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In 2009, the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Mexican Council on Foreign Affairs convened the Binational Task Force on the United States-Mexico Border. The group issued a series of recommendations regarding border management, which were detailed in the report, “Managing the United States-Mexico Border: Cooperative Solutions to Common Challenges.” Now, as border management plays a key role in the debate over immigration reform, the Task Force will reconvene to evaluate progress in managing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Welcoming Remarks

Duncan Wood

Jerry Green

Alan Bersin

1st Panel: Border Task Force Report Card

Robert Bonner

Andrés Rozental

2nd Panel: How will border management and border security factor into immigration reform?

Chappell Lawson

Carlos Heredia

Doris Meissner

Abe Lowenthal

Moderated by Andrew Selee

Policymakers Panel: A Discussion on Progress and Challenges in Border Management

John Cook

Carlos Bustamante

Matt Rooney

Moderated by Christopher Wilson

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