Welcome to the second issue of the Migration Information Source. Since we
launched The Source in May, the response from around the world has been tremendous. We now have an audience that extends from Argentina to Azerbaijan and continues to grow.
In this issue, you will find that Mexico plays a prominent role. While negotiations on cross-border management of international migration -- including unauthorized crossings, border security, and human trafficking -- have slowed in the aftermath of September's terrorist attacks, pressure is building on both sides of the border to move forward.
Demetrios Papademetriou offers insight into the dimensions of the pending "grand bargain" and
the promise and peril for both countries. The new Mexico Country Profile, by Francisco Alba, looks at
the historical evolution of the critical Mexico-US migration relationship from the Mexican perspective,
and sheds light on Mexico's own immigration challenges. Finally, our
Spotlight this month focuses
on quick and useful facts about the US-Mexico border. Together, these pieces demonstrate why the
this difficult relationship is important not only for the United States and Mexico but also for many other
which are as complexly entwined.
The Global Data Center continues to grow with new Germany data now on-line.
Source Data Manager Elizabeth Grieco's Data Insight on foreign and foreign-born categories in international migration is an
important companion piece to the German data.
On the refugee front, read The Source's interview with Karen AbuZayd, Deputy Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, on the role of UNRWA and life today in Palestinian refugee camps.
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On behalf of The Source team, thank you for your support in this new initiative. We value your
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Kimberly Hamilton, Ph.D
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