For the second time in less than a month, Presidents Peña Nieto and Obama are meeting to explore how to deepen collaboration in issues ranging from s...
Donald Trump has made building a wall with Mexico the centerpiece of his campaign. Yet America's attempt to build a wall under the Bush Administration has given us some idea about how much such an endeavor would cost.
The opening of the new Cali-Baja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), on May 24, 2016, was ex...
Growing up along the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border, the interrelation of our two communities is ingrained in our DNA. It's part of everyday life; waki...
It seems like we are in a wave of stories trying to make sense of the financial crisis and the surrounding moral vacuum.
For Mexico, the possibility -- however unlikely -- of a Trump presidency presents itself as a nightmare scenario since it directly threatens the two most critical dimensions of the bilateral relationship: immigration and trade.
When the El Paso Chihuahuas took the field against the San Diego Padres last week, it was a significant event on many levels -- only some of which will be on display on the field.
The decision by Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia to close their borders effectively shuts down the Balkan escape route for Syrian refugees. Ironically, the same government in Brussels that cut this deal had criticized Hungary for closing its borders last summer.
Illegal immigration remains a hotly contested issue within the United States, as evidenced by the subject's repeated appearance in American political discourse over the years.
On February 24, representatives from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will meet with Vice President Biden in Washington to discuss the past and future of the Alliance for Prosperity, a multi-year U.S. aid package to Central America.
When the wave of violence that hit Ciudad Juarez intensified in 2008, our city underwent startling changes. We saw some of our neighbors and local bus...
Twelve thousand years ago, our Neolithic ancestors moved from a nomadic lifestyle to a domestic one. They built the first hearths, farms, and houses. The first societies, villages, communities. And, incidentally, the first walls.
The border is a place characterized by intense contradictions. That's my conclusion after spending almost a week in southern Arizona as part of a faculty immersion seminar to learn about border issues.
It is to be hoped that in the long-term, Bernie's "political revolution" will give rise to a more inclusive and internationalist spirit, thus challenging the limited confines and debates which have so recently clouded meaningful discourse.
The box office success of the film Sicario, which has grossed over 50 million dollars as of Oct. 18, seems to reflect the public's taste for violence and drama, especially at the border. Yet, how much do we really understand about the realities of those living in that space?
In order for someone to migrate from Mexico to the U.S., he or she must identify that the stream of benefits (wages) net of all the costs (direct and indirect) is greater than the benefits of staying in place.