Since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, concern over how this will affect Mexico has vaulted to the forefront of public debate on this side of the border. We worry about all the new problems we (probably? maybe?) will have from topics on the table such as NAFTA repeal, mass deportations, the border wall, etc. We wring our hands publicly about the plight of Mexican migrants in the USA, but mostly we’re thinking about what will become of us here at home. For this reason, we asked a colleague based in the United States to provide us some perspective from north of the border, particularly with regard to the impact on binational families such as his. Journalist Steve Cannon lived in Mexico City for many years before moving to the United States with his family in 2016. As a family including both U.S. and Mexico passport holders – of which there are many in both countries – the Cannons now face challenges and uncertainty that may not have seemed apparent before last November’s presidential election. Mexico Business Blog greatly appreciates the thoughts that Steve has shared with us, which follow below. Continue reading Cross-border families facing acute uncertainty
After weeks of relentless rain, tragic destruction from hurricanes Manuel and Ingrid, and disappointing news on the economy, Mexico got something of a morale boost recently with two high profile stories in the New York Times. The first piece, titled “For Migrants, New Land of Opportunity Is Mexico,” describes a trend of rising immigration into Mexico by foreigners seeking – and finding – greater opportunity in Latin America’s second largest economy. The second story, “Mexico’s New Arrivals Mix Praise and Criticism,” tempers the rah-rah with some hand wringing from foreign retirees about crime and poverty, but still keeps it upbeat overall. Most importantly for us, both stories give ink to Guadalajara app development stars Agave Lab, whom we lurve.
By nature of being consecrated by the New York Times, the rise in immigration in Mexico has now been certified as a trend, and this is one trend that we welcome. Continue reading Immigration boom in Mexico creates buzz