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The United States and Mexico: Helping One Another, Helping Ourselves

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Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Jay Carafano; Diem Nguyen

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Government (Foreign relations)

Keywords: Immigration; border security; drug carel; counter narcotics

Type: Brief

Coverage: Mexico


The United States and Mexico share many of the same problems, including immigration challenges, inadequate border security, and drug smuggling. The two nations do not adequately collaborate to address these issues, despite common goals: defeating the drug cartels, economic development, and finding solutions to America's immigration crisis and broken border.