Obstacles and Opportunities for Regional Cooperation: The US-Mexico Case
US-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 US 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 US-Mexico relationship going forward. The history suggests that cooperation, while difficult, is not impossible and can offer benefits for both countries.
Rosenblum, M. R. (2011). Obstacles and Opportunities for Regional Cooperation: The US-Mexico Case. Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute. Retrieved from https://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/obstacles-and-opportunities-regional-cooperation-us-mexico-case