Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)
© 2013 Jeffrey S. Macdonald
This thesis investigates the often neglected Mexican perspective on US immigration policy, contending that effective immigration policy can only be reached through a bilateral, multidimensional approach that incorporates the Mexican perspective. To delineate this perspective, I examine the historical, economic and socio-cultural views of immigration to the US in Mexico. I then evaluate the immigration policies pursued by both the US and Mexican governments through the lens of these Mexican perspectives. I show that current immigration policies and approaches are seriously flawed from the Mexican point of view, and stress that both governments must work to incorporate the Mexican perspective into the current debate over immigration reform in the United States.
Macdonald, Jeffrey S., "Perspectivas Mexicanas Sobre la Política Migratoria en los Estados Unidos: Hacia un Enfoque Bilateral" (2013). CMC Senior Theses. 608.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.