Tagged: Mexico

ATF and ICE Collaboration to Reduce Mexican Firearms Trafficking

The United States (U.S.) has a strong interest in assisting its neighbors in matters of national security. By offering resources to improve/preserve the safety of citizens in bordering countries, the U.S. ideally hopes to improve their overall quality of life; thus reducing their impetus to contemplate illegal immigration into the...

OIG Finds Flaws in Border Patrol Drone Program

“The $443 million CBP plans to spend on the Unmanned Aircraft Program expansion could be put to better use by investing in alternatives.” –Office of the Inspector General As border security has become a more prevalent policy issue, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM)...

US/Mexico Cycle: The End of an Era

Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together (MATT) released today a “first of-its-kind” study on a developing trend in US-Mexico immigration: reentry. The study, “The US/Mexico Cycle: The End of an Era”, utilizes information from in-person interviews with 600 returning migrants in order to detail the factors that are driving historic numbers...

State of the Border Report: A Comprehensive Analysis of the U.S.-Mexico Border

A new report examining the state of the U.S.-Mexico border has been released by the Border Research Partnership, comprised of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, el Colegio de la Frontera Norte, and Arizona State University’s North American Center for Transborder Studies. The document, State of the Border Report: A Comprehensive...

New Approaches to Migration Management in Mexico and Central America

The Migration Policy Institute, together with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, released a report this month entitled, New Approaches to Migration Management in Mexico and Central America, which “traces the history of migration and transmigration trends and policy in Mexico and Central America, and examines Mexico’s sweeping 2011...

State of Security in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

The Border Research Partnership, composed of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Mexico Institute, el Colegio de la Frontera Norte, and Arizona State University’s North American Center for Transborder Studies, released a working paper this month on the State of Security in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. According to the...

Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less

This report from the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, examines immigration trends between the United States and Mexico, deportations from the U.S. to Mexico, increased U.S. immigration enforcement, and conditions in Mexico, including social and economic issues, which could affect immigration. The report contends that...

Data and Analysis of Drug Violence in Mexico

The Trans-Border Institute’s (TBI) Justice in Mexico Project released its third annual report on drug violence in Mexico. “This report finds that violence rose significantly by the end of 2011. There were over 50,000 organized crime murders in Mexico documented by Mexican government and media sources. Such violence grew less...

ATF’s Fast and Furious Under Fire

The United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing today titled “Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice“. The hearing heard testimony from Attorney General Eric Holder. This is the sixth time Attorney General Holder has appeared before a congressional committee...

Mexico’s “Narco-Refugees”

The Strategic Studies Institute at the the United States Army War College has recently published a report by Dr. Paul Rexton Kan entitled, “Mexico’s ‘Narco-Refugees’: The Looming Challenge for U.S. National Security”. From the Foreword written by Douglas C. Lovelace, Director of the Strategic Studies Institute: “The security and stability...