Wilson Center, 5th Floor Board Room
Mexican Migration Flows: From Great Wave to Gentle Stream?
Fey Berman, Author, Mexamerica
Ramiro Cavazos, President and CEO, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Alexandra Délano Alonso, Associate Professor and Chair of Global Studies, The New School
Julia Gelatt, Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute
H.E. Gerónimo Gutiérrez, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States
Mario Hernández, Director of Public Affairs, Western Union
Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Global Migration and Demography Research, Pew Research Center
Maggie Loredo, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Otros Dreams en Acción
Ariel Ruiz Soto, Associate Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute
Rachel Schmidtke, Program Associate for Migration, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center
There are few relationships as longstanding, rich, and complex as the relationship between Mexico and the United States. Mexicans have always made substantial contributions to the labor force, economy, and culture of the United States. Not only is this population substantial in size, the flow of Mexican migrants coming to the United States is becoming more diverse. From farm workers to engineers, restaurant owners to computer coders, Mexican immigrants reflect more and more the diversity and richness of the Mexican labor force. Yet, the number of Mexican migrants coming to the United States has declined significantly in recent years.
This event aims to shed light on the diversity of Mexican migrants, as well as discuss opportunities and challenges for them to engage in U.S. and Mexican policy. This event will focus on the changing face of Mexican migrants, a narrative of Mexican immigrants and their contributions to the United States, and a discussion on the political and economic power of Mexican migrants in the United States and those returned to Mexico.