Mexico-U.S. Migration: Past, Present, and Future Trends

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This forum, held by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, considers these main questions: Why did so many Mexicans come to this country? And why, since about 2005, has net migration from Mexico apparently fallen to about zero (with as many Mexicans returning to their place of birth as are entering the country)? Is this change likely to be permanent? Finally, regardless of whether there might be an indefinite pause in Mexican migration, are there other Mexicos—in Latin America or elsewhere—in our future? And what are the implications for policy?

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Douglas J. Besharov, University of Maryland School of Public Policy (moderator)
Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies
Jeffrey Passel, Senior Demographer, Pew Hispanic Center
Andrew Selee, Vice President for Programs, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
Jason Marczak, Deputy Director, Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council