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MPI-EUI Cooperation Research
The main challenge of cooperation between migrant-sending and -receiving countries lies in finding trade-offs which could address the needs and expectations of countries of origin with a view to ensuring their cooperation. Few policy areas are more ripe for true two-way dialogue and innovative solutions—and few so far from meeting their policy objectives.
Migration Policy Institute Research
U.S.-Mexico relations on migration, dating back to the 1890s, have gone through several distinct phases: from an era of laissez faire policies to the Bracero Program, from a more unilateral U.S. policy approach to Mexico’s “policy of no policy” stance, and to the current post-9/11 enforcement focus. This report traces the evolution of bilateral migration relations and offers some lessons for the U.S.-Mexico relationship going forward. The history suggests that cooperation, while difficult, is not impossible and can offer benefits for both countries.
The transatlantic relationship is among the most significant partnerships between wealthy nations in immigration policy. While cooperation between the European Union and United States is, of course, far surpassed by the intra-EU or U.S.-Canada relationships, the sheer size of the North Atlantic economic space and the number of workers and travelers who circulate within it make dialogue on migration both necessary and inevitable. This policy memo explores opportunities for cooperation regarding travel and border security, labor mobility, and other areas.