Posted on January 24, 2007

Press Release: The State of Politics, Law and Security in Mexico: Implications for U.S. Immigration Policy

Center for Immigration Studies, January 18, 2007

Contact: John Keeley of Center for Immigration Studies, +1-202-466-8185, [email protected]

Discussion of U.S.-Mexico relations seldom acknowledges the longstanding and systemic conditions that foster the illegal out migration of hundreds of thousands of Mexican nationals each year. Neither Washington politicians nor the State Department want to publicly address the decades-long instability in Mexico for which no Mexican politicians are ever held accountable. Can any significant policy discussion of America’s border crisis with Mexico continue to ignore the basic conditions of America’s neighbor to the south?

To examine more fully the broad and basic challenges largely absent from the immigration debate in Washington, the Center for Immigration Studies is convening a panel discussion of leading experts on U.S.-Mexico relations. The panel will be held at the Hotel Solamar, 435 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, on Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. The panel discussion will feature:

* George Grayson — Professor of Government, College of William & Mary

* David Shirk — Director, University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute

* Lynne Walker — Mexico City Bureau Chief, Copley News Service

* Mark Krikorian — Executive Director, Center Immigration Studies

* Moderator: Peter Nunez — Chairman, Center for Immigration; former U.S. Attorney, San Diego

The panel discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, contact John Keeley at +1-202-466-8185, [email protected]

SOURCE: Center for Immigration Studies