Título completo: Avoiding Conflict? United States and Mexico Future Security and Defense Scenarios
Autor: Abelardo Rodríguez Sumano
Fecha de publicación: Agosto, 2020
Institución participante: Center for the United States and Mexico
Fragmento original: Introduction
The United States and Mexico have a complicated past, a turbulent present, and an uncertain future. Both are facing challenges from issues such as trade, migration, border security, illegal trafficking in persons, drugs, and arms, and now the Covid-19 pandemic. In March 2020, the Trump administration implemented a mandatory expulsion program for migrants entering the country illegally to “protect the public health” of Americans.1 The expulsion only sent them to Mexico, not their country of origin, exacerbating the public health crisis for Mexicans and others in migrant shelters south of the border.2 This policy and the other official responses to the Covid-19 pandemic in each country are reshaping public debate and policy priorities in world affairs and the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Mexico.