NAFTA: The Mexican Economy, and Undocumented Migration
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The North American Free Trade Agreement is variously blamed for undocumented migration from Mexico and credited with reducing it. This paper seeks to distinguish free trades influence upon the Mexican economy from other factors and argues that where it affected employment it also affected prosperity. In this way it either improved or worsened the conditions driving Mexicans to migrate to the United States. The paper concludes with an assessment of NAFTAs effect on undocumented migration, considers its future potential, and recommends measures to increase the chances of positive results.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Government and Political Science