Category Archives: Voices From Our Border

NPI is committed to elevating voices from the southwest Border Region in order to educate and inform the national discussion. Here you can find essay’s, editorials, and information on organizations working in this space.

New York Times – New Waves of Immigrants From Mexico Unlikely

Past experience and current trends in both Mexico and the United States suggest that legalization would not lead to a sudden flood of illegal immigration on the scale of what occurred after 1986. Long-running surveys of migrants from Mexico found … Continue reading

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Meet the Romney’s of Mexico

Mitt Romney’s father was born in Mexico, but the Republican candidate seldom speaks of his family’s time there. It turns out that some of his extended clan still live south of the border. The Romney’s of Mexico reside in the … Continue reading

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Assessing NADBANK’s impact in the Mexican border region

According to Director Gerónimo Gutiérrez, the North American Development Bank (NADBANK) has invested $1.2 billion in 155 projects on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border since its inception in 1994. NADBANK is jointly funded by the U.S. and Mexican governments, and … Continue reading

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Continued concern over S.B. 1070

Many members of the Latino community remain concerned in light of the June 25th Supreme Court decision to retain the notorious “papers please” provision of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law. Although the Court struck down three other main provisions, section 2(B) remains … Continue reading

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Daily Border Bulletin – More kids crossing Mexico border alone, Immigration Stalls as Opportunities Wane on U.S.-Mexican Border, Arizona Immigration Law Author Hopes for Similar Measure in Kansas

The Government and local Non Profit agencies are scrambling to find ways to house the growing number of children undocumented immigrants who are crossing the Border alone. Skilled agricultural labor is now leaving the United States in the form of … Continue reading

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Daily Border Bulletin – Will right wing really let Mitt Romney `pivot’ on immigration?, Binational Group Seeks to Make U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing Easier, House Republicans back Homeland Security powers in border parks

After a wave of polling data indicated that Mitt Romney was poisoning his chances at making in roads with Hispanic voters he has begun to moderate his stance on issues important to this group. The real question is will right … Continue reading

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Daily Border Bulletin – How Mexico Creates American Jobs, Tourism spending in U.S. surged 8.1% last year to $1.2 trillion, Big earthquake hits Mexico, no major damage reported

Following NPI’s reports on Mexico’s contributions to tourism and trade with the United States, a new Wilson Center op-ed highlights the important job creation our relationship with Mexico creates. The Department of Commerce recently released data that underscores the power … Continue reading

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