This is one of several pages linking to information about the immigration and emigration policies and outcomes of specific countries, and implications for discussions of open borders.
Mexico, a country of about 118 million people, connected northern America and southern America. The northern border of Mexico is adjacent to the southern border of the United States. The countries of Guatemala and Belize are at Mexico’s southern border. For more information, see the Wikipedia pages on Mexico and Mexico-United States border.
How Mexico is relevant to migration and open borders:
- Mexico is the single largest source of migrants to the United States, the country with the largest absolute foreign-born population. Mexico is also the largest source of illegal immigration to the United States by a huge margin.
- Mexico itself experienced illegal immigration from other nearby countries, on account of having better living standards than many of its neighbors. Many people attempting illegal immigration to the United States enter via Mexico. The Mexican group Grupos Beta has been set up to provide humanitarian assistance to such migrants.
Blog posts and articles discussing Mexico:
Posts about the Mexico-US border and Mexican immigration to the United States:
- Secure the US-Mexico border: open it by John Lee, Open Borders: The Case, February 25, 2013.
- Barry Goldwater’s vision of open borders by John Lee, Open Borders: The Case, February 8, 2013.
- NAFTA’s Labor Agreement by Michelangelo Landgrave, Open Borders: The Case, February 20, 2014.
- Start-Up Cities Along the Border by Michelangelo Landgrave, Open Borders: The Case, March 13, 2014.