Borders for Whom? The Role of NAFTA in Mexico-U.S. Migration

  title={Borders for Whom? The Role of NAFTA in Mexico-U.S. Migration},
  author={Patricia Fernandez-Kelly and Douglas S. Massey},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={118 - 98}
In this article, the authors first give attention to main factors that resulted in the passage of NAFTA and subsequently investigate Mexican migration to the United States during roughly the same period that the bilateral treaty has been in effect. At the center of the relationship between economic liberalization and immigration is the paradox of increasing capital mobility and attempts at controlling more tightly the movement of immigrant workers. Although immigration from Mexico has remained… Expand

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