Border Security

A Conversation with Vice President Mike Pence

In a wide-ranging conversation on U.S. engagement in the Western Hemisphere and the world at large, Vice President Mike Pence and Wilson Center President Jane Harman discussed U.S. goals in Central America, President Trump’s Cuba policy, the crisis in Venezuela, and beyond.

The Vice President also addressed the U.S. relationship with Mexico and drug-trafficking, while making bold statements on North Korea and NATO.

 

Fourth Annual "Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border" Conference

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the Border Trade Alliance were pleased to host our fourth annual high-level "Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border" conference, which focused on improving border management in order to strengthen the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico. Specific emphasis was put on a cooperative bilateral framework, border and transportation infrastructure, binational economic development, and the need for efforts that simultaneously support security and efficiency in border management.

Final Report | Charting a New Course: Policy Options for the Next Stage in U.S.-Mexico Relations

The relationship between Mexico and the United States, although undoubtedly facing its most severe test in decades, remains strong. However, the challenge to the status quo of the relationship in early 2017 does highlight the need to think about this relationship in a radically different way. In addition to reaffirming the truths of economic interdependence and mutual security support, it is clear that the time has come to focus on new issues in the relationship, to adopt a new tone, and to propose a new course.

Charting a New Course Part 4: U.S. – Mexico Migration Agenda

Mexico Institute Senior Advisor and Wilson Center Executive Vice President Andrew Selee is the guest for part four of the series, “Charting a New Course.” In this episode we focus on the migration agenda and related issues and policies between the U.S. and Mexico. Immigration issues have loomed large in U.S. politics for some time now, but how much is really understood about migration patterns between the North American neighbors?  Selee sheds much needed light on an issue too often the subject of heat in this edition of Wilson Center NOW

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Charting a New Course: Policy Options for the Next Stage in U.S.-Mexico Relations

The Mexico Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its series, Charting a New Course: Policy Options for the Next Stage in U.S.-Mexico Relations, which reevaluates the U.S.-Mexico relationship and explores how both nations can improve upon the bilateral agenda given changes in the regional and global context.

Charting a New Course Part 3: U.S. – Mexico Security Relations

Mexico Institute Senior Advisor Eric Olson is the guest for part three of the series, “Charting a New Course.” In this episode we focus on the policy of shared responsibility between the U.S. and Mexico regarding security relations. How has the Merida Initiative evolved and does it still provide the appropriate framework for security cooperation? That question and others provides the focus for this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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U.S. Ambassadors: Treat Mexico as a Strategic Partner

Mexico is of enormous importance to the United States. We have strong strategic interests in a relationship of respect and collaboration with Mexico while we work through differences on trade, security and migration.

U.S.-Mexico relations touch the daily lives of more Americans than ties with any other country, whether through culture, commerce or travel. U.S. prosperity and the security of our homeland are deeply affected by the type of relationship we have with our southern neighbor.

A New Migration Agenda Between the United States and Mexico

Today, the number of Mexicans crossing the border illegally has dropped to a 40-year low, and there are almost certainly more Mexican immigrants leaving the United States than arriving. A majority of the immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are now Central Americans, and the U.S. and Mexican governments have been working closely to find ways to limit this flow and keep people from making the dangerous journey north.

What’s the Impact of President Trump’s Executive Order on the Mexico Border Wall?

Director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute Duncan Wood explains the short and long term implications of the border wall decision on U.S.-Mexico relations.

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