The Rifts and Challenges of U.S.-Mexico Migration
A New Migration Information Source Special Issue
For Immediate Release
(March 1, 2004) Migration may be the most important item on the agenda for
the meeting between U.S. President George W. Bush and Mexican President Vincente
Fox in Texas on March 5 and 6. By far, Mexicans constitute the largest
source of immigration to the United States, making up nearly a third of the
32.5 million foreign born living in the United States. Mexican immigrants,
legal and unauthorized, have come to play a central role in the economies on
either side of the border and in community life across the United States. Why,
then, has reaching a thoughtful accommodation between the two countries on
migration been so difficult?
"There are numerous historical, practical, demographic, and political factors that make this migration relationship among the most intriguing and trend-setting in the world," said Kimberly Hamilton, Managing Editor of The Source. "This Special Issue provides a window into the dynamic forces driving the migration relationship and the long legacy of Mexican migration to the United States."
The Mexico Factor in U.S.
Mexican Immigration to
the U.S.: The Latest Estimates
U.S. Temporary Worker
Programs: Lessons Learned
From Traitors to
Heroes: 100 Years of Mexican Migration Policies
A Long Way to Go
Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Force
Francisco Alba of El Colegio de Mexico addresses the "tense immobility" that has characterized U.S.-Mexico migration discussions.
"There is no doubt that Mexico will hold a prominent place both in the debates on and the solutions to U.S. immigration reform," said Demetrios Papademetriou. "Mexico is the place where any new immigration legislation will be tested first, and most powerfully."
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