U.S.- Mexico Relationship: Tough Challenges Ahead

While enjoying an unprecedented level of cooperation in recent years on numerous cross- border policy issues, the United States and Mexico face important challenges that will affect the long-term prosperity of North America. These challenges include the need for both countries to address the contentious issue of immigration, promote a shared vision for competitiveness in the 21st century and give government the tools to manage binational concerns along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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About the Author
Edgar Ruiz is the program director of the Border Legislative Conference in The Council of State Governments’ Western Regional Office. He holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor of arts degree in political science from State Diego State University.