John J. Audley previously directed the Trade, Equity, and Development Project. Before joining the Carnegie Endowment, Audley was the trade policy coordinator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There, he was responsible for developing and presenting EPA’s positions on U.S. trade policy.
During the 1990s, NAFTA was promoted by both U.S. and Mexican officials as a means to spur economic growth and job creation in Mexico and thereby reduce the number of unauthorized migrants entering the U.S. from Mexico each year. This report takes a critical look at NAFTA’s impact on regulating migration from Mexico to the United States.