Mexico is becoming increasingly important as a focus of U.S. immigration policy, and the movement of people across the U.S.-Mexico border is a subject of intense interest and controversy. The U.S. approach to cross-border flows is in flux, the economic climate in Mexico is uncertain, and relations between the two neighbors have entered a new stage with the launching of NAFTA. This volume draws together original essays by distinguished scholars from a variety of disciplines and both sides of the border to examine current impetuses to migration and policy options for Mexico and the U.S.
Frank D. Bean is professor of sociology and public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Rodolfo O. de la Garza is Mike Hogg Professor of Community Affairs in the department of government and vice president of The Tomas Rivera Center. Bryan R. Roberts is professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. Sidney Weintraub is professor of public policy at the University of Texas at Austin.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Mexico and U.S. Worldwide Immigration Policy Chapter 3 Mexican Social and Economic Policy and Emigration Chapter 4 Do Mexican Agricultural Policies Stimulate Emigration? Chapter 5 Mexican Immigration and the U.S. Population Chapter 6 Fiscal Impacts of Mexican Migration to the United States Chapter 7 Labor Market Implications of Mexican Migration: Economies of Scale/ Innovation/ and Entrepreneurship Chapter 8 Policy, Politics, and Emigration: Reexamining the Mexican Experience Chapter 9 U.S. Public Perceptions and Reactions to Mexican Migration Chapter 10 NAFTA and Mexican Immigration Chapter 11 U.S. Foreign Policy and Mexican Immigration Chapter 12 Conclusion