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Election Series | Border Policy, Organized Crime, and Migration Between Mexico and the US

This webinar will be held via Zoom. Please RSVP to receive the link to connect.

Date & Time

Apr. 18, 2024
11:00am – 12:30pm ET


Online Only


Migration between the United States and Mexico hit a record high last year and persists as a key issue in the bilateral relationship. While migrant flows dominate media coverage in the United States, little attention is given to the intersection between border policy, migration, and organized crime.  Despite best efforts in both countries to limit migration, organized crime appears to have taken advantage of vulnerable migrants and exacerbated a human crisis on Mexico’s southern and norther borders.  Beyond drug and arms trafficking, human smuggling, extortion of migrants, and targeted kidnappings have all become lucrative activities for crime groups throughout Mexico, and especially along its borders. 

To assess the overall landscape of criminal activity related to migrants, the Mexico Institute will host a webinar with scholars and experts from the US and Mexico moderated by Wilson Center Global Fellow Eric Olson. 

Join the Mexico Institute on Thursday, April 18th from 11:00am-12:30pm EST via Zoom for this pertinent discussion.



Hosted By

Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

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