As the U.S.-Mexico migration cooperation agreement marks its first year, this discussion examines how the accord has reshaped Mexico’s immigration enforcement policies, exposed weaknesses in its humanitarian protection system, and exacerbated precarious conditions for migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. Speakers also explore how pandemic-induced changes to mobility may affect the future of U.S.-Mexico relations.
Leading policymakers and key stakeholders from Latin America, as well as representatives of major international institutions, offer their views on the challenges ahead as Latin American governments seek to chart strategies for responding to large-scale forced migration flows, such as those from Venezuela and Nicaragua.
Felipe Muñoz, Advisor to the President of Colombia for the Colombian-Venezuelan Border, discusses how Colombia is coping with the influx of Venezuelan migrants, plans for future policy decisions surrounding this migration, and developments in regional and international cooperation.
This event marks the launch of a major new initiative—Rethinking U.S. Immigration Policy—that aims to generate a big-picture, evidence-driven vision of the role immigration can and should play in America’s future in order to leverage a comparative advantage for the nation.
The 16th annual conference features thoughtful policy and legal analysis and discussion of the most important immigration topics from leading government officials, attorneys, researchers, advocates, and others.
Paper release with Gordon Hanson, University of California, San Diego Economics Professor; Jeanne Butterfield, National Immigration Forum Senior Advisor; Marc Rosenblum, MPI Senior Policy Analyst; and Michael Fix, MPI Senior Vice President and Director of Studies.
Discussion on with the Director of MPI's Refugee Policy Program; report co-author and Senior Counsel and Deputy Director of Human Rights First's Refugee Protection Program; Special Advisor for Refugee & Asylum Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and HIAS Senior Director of U.S. Programs and Advocacy.
Book release and discussion with MPI's President; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program Director; Population Reference Bureau Senior Demographer and Conrad Taeuber Chair of Public Information; and Committee for Economic Development Senior Vice President and Director of Research.