Introducing #MexFacts, a new daily fact series featuring quotes & stats from recent @MexicoInstitute publications

February 13, 2013

The Mexico Institute is pleased to announce the launch of #MexFacts, a daily fact series which will highlight quotes and interesting statistics from our recent publications. To read #MexFacts from our blog’s homepage, click on the “Our Columns” drop-down menu and go to #MexFacts. Alternatively, you can follow the conversation on Twitter by searching for #MexFacts.

¡Hasta pronto!


Fact Series – #MexFacts

February 12, 2013

typing on computer keyboardThe Mexico Institute is pleased to announce the launch of #MexFacts, a daily fact series which will highlight quotes and interesting statistics from our recent publications. To read #MexFacts from our blog’s homepage, click on the “Our Columns” drop-down menu and go to #MexFacts. Alternatively, you can follow the conversation on Twitter by searching for #MexFacts.

¡Hasta pronto!

 


Op-ed: Defining Border Security

February 11, 2013

Border fenceBy Eric Olson and Christopher Wilson, Politico, 2/10/2013

The recent announcements by President Barack Obama and a bipartisan group of senators outlining broad principles for immigration reform are very welcome. While the specifics of any reform will be hotly debated, a major advance has been made with the emergence of a broad political consensus, from left to right, that the current system is broken and in need of major repair.

It would be troubling, then, if this golden opportunity to fix a broken system falls victim to the very same trap that has ensnared other reform efforts. By conditioning reforms on achieving a poorly defined and much misunderstood notion of “securing the border,” the whole effort is at risk of unraveling.

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