Diminishing Mexican Immigration to the United States

July 17, 2013 • 4:00 – 5:00 pm EDT
Pamela K. Starr
Associate Professor
School of International Relations and Public Diplomacy
University of Southern California, and
Senior Associate
CSIS Americas Program
Carl Meacham
CSIS Americas Program
As the U.S. House of Representatives begins to debate the merits of comprehensive immigration reform, changes in the nature of U.S.-Mexican migration call for new thinking in its management.  From reduced flows of unauthorized migration to the increasing dynamism - and job creation - of the Mexican economy, the peak of Mexican migration to the United States has passed.  At the same time, it appears both the United States and Mexico will confront increasing unauthorized migration from Central America.  How can U.S. immigration policy respond to the changing nature of regional migration?  What economic reforms has Mexico undertaken to help stem migrant flows, and what reforms are still needed?  How can the U.S. and Mexican governments work with Central American governments to manage unauthorized flows?  To review the report's findings, the Americas Program is pleased to welcome noted Mexico scholar Pamela K. Starr.  Join us for this timely and informative discussion.