Category Archives: The Intermestic Story

The United States and Mexico are increasingly becoming intertwined both economically and through demographic changes domestically. These posts tell this story.

New York Times Op-Ed: Priced Out of Citizenship by Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Luis V. Guttierez

AS Congress debates creating a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, it must at the same time remove one of the biggest obstacles on that path: the cost of applying for citizenship. Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of … Continue reading

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Invite: 2 Live Web Briefings on US-Mexico, Border, Immigration Reform

With the President announcing a May trip to Mexico, and members of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” taking a constructive trip to the border, NDN/NPI’s 21st Century Border Initiative has put together two timely, informative background briefings on Mexico, the progress made … Continue reading

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Brewer softens tone on immigration

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s most ardent hard-liners on illegal immigration, is noticeably softening her tone on the issue. While she remained consistent in her message — secure the border, then … Continue reading

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Changes proposed for guest worker program

With immigration policy now a top priority of the Obama administration, advocates for comprehensive reform are urging lawmakers to improve the country’s foreign guest worker programs, a system that critics say is equally dysfunctional and leads to abuse. “It’s a … Continue reading

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U.S. depends on Mexico for exports

Surprising to many Americans is the importance of the United States’ trade with Mexico. While Asia captures the headlines, U.S. exports to Mexico are double those to China, and second only to Canada.

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Texas legislature reverses course on immigration laws

The Texas legislature convened in Austin on Tuesday. The lawmakers gather once every two years. And in regard to cracking down on illegal immigration, the political pendulum swing is certainly in evidence this time around. In January 2011, Governor Rick … Continue reading

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Brewer: Secure border before tackling immigration reform

Although Gov. Jan Brewer can’t put a specific definition on what it means to have a secure border, she said residents along the boundary with Mexico will know it when it happens. The question of what Brewer thinks is politically … Continue reading

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