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Trade, security, and the U.S.-Mexico relationship

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Introductory remarks

Panel 1: U.S.-Mexico relations - Ambassadors' perspectives
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Panel 2: U.S.-Mexico trade and economics
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Panel 2: U.S.-Mexico trade and economics

Panel 3: U.S.-Mexico security and border issues
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Panel 3: U.S.-Mexico security and border issues

With the transition to the Trump administration, the relationship between the United States and Mexico is shifting. Particularly in the wake of the news of President Trump’s intention to reopen NAFTA negotiations, the trade relationship is being reexamined. His desire to erect a physical barrier along the border raises important questions about security, and implications for immigration policies. These developments all have the potential to impact both countries’ economies as well as their political and social fabrics.

On May 25, Brookings’s new Mexico Initiative convened panels of politicians, diplomats, and policy experts to engage in a half-day discussion that examined the economic, security, and border challenges facing the U.S.-Mexico relationship and the implications for relations moving forward.

Agenda

Welcome

Introductory remarks

Panel 1: U.S.-Mexico relations - Ambassadors' perspectives

Panel 2: U.S.-Mexico trade and economics

Gary Hufbauer

Reginald Jones Senior Fellow - Peterson Institute for International Economics

Panel 3: U.S.-Mexico security and border issues

Doris Meissner

Senior Fellow and Director, U.S. Immigration Policy Program - Migration Policy Institute

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