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Mexico: between the northern border wall and the porosity of the southern border (DIEEEA73-2016)

Due to its geographical location, Mexico is an emigration platform to the US but also a transit country of migratory flows, mainly from the Northern Triangle of Central America - Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The country may switch into a receiving state if the US intensifies its immigration policy and the northern border is closed, a fact that could destabilize Mexico. For this reason, the next US government will have to satisfy its electorate on the one hand, but on the other hand it will has to measure the consequences of a strong deportation policy.

Author: María Luisa Pastor Gómez.

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