Migration Policies and Migratory Facts in Mexico: A Vision for the 2020'S

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 11:09
Location: Hörsaal 07 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Gustavo VERDUZCO, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico
Mexico as a nation has accompanied the economic bonanza of the United States for several times in their mutual history. This is its fate for being a poorer country and the neighbor of the richest country in the planet, however migration flows from Mexico have experienced sharp variations depending on the circumstances. Are there  lessons to learn? The author offers some interpretations but other phenomena like transmigration mainly of Central American people and the deportation of hundreds of thousands of undocumented Mexicans complement the picture especially for recent times: flows going in, going out and flows crossing by but why?; what forces are behind? The author presents some explanations which have to do not only with economic variables but also with state policies in the U.S., Mexico and Central America.

In view of the above facts and circumstances, the author offers his vision for this region in the 2020’s He points out to several hypotheses based on demographic and socioeconomic trends without displacing the fact that the two diverse countries share a common border.