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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Presidential Memorandum: Combatting the National Drug Demand and Opioid Crisis

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,China,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mexico

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/26/presidential-memorandum-heads-executive-departments-and-agencies

Describes the loss of life and other damage caused by addictive drugs and calls upon the Secretary of Health and Human Services to declare a Public Health Emergency.  Cites rise in opioid prescriptions, heroin from Mexico, and fentanyl from China as major culprits.  From the White House

 

Efforts by DHS to Estimate Southwest Border Security between Ports of Entry

Categories: Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Mexico,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/17_0914_estimates-of-border-security.pdf

Describes an array of indicators being tested by federal authorities to develop better estimates of the number of illegal border crossers.  For each indicator, the report summarizes available data sources and techniques, explains the measures strengths and limitations, and presents available data.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Trilateral Statement on the Conclusion of NAFTA Round One

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2017/august/trilateral-statement-conclusion

Provides statements of U.S. officials after the first round of talks on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Mexico,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Enforcement_Actions_2015.pdf

Arrests, detentions, and removals decreased in line with the continued decline in unauthorized migration from Mexico.  Covers trends and characteristics of enforcement actions.  Statistics include apprehensions by program and country of nationality.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

The Year in Trade 2016: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: Brazil,Canada,China,Cuba,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Japan,Laws/Regulations,Mexico,Treaties

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4711.pdf

Covers activities of the past year related to U.S. trade policies, agreements, and trade laws. Includes information about World Trade Organization dispute settlement decisions, antidumping and intellectual property rights infringement cases, and bilateral trade issues with major U.S. trading partners—the European Union, China, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Brazil.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Mexico,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/NAFTAObjectives.pdf

Text of the 20+ objectives for the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

USTR Releases NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

Categories: Canada,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Mexico,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2017/july/ustr-releases-nafta-negotiating

Agency press release summarizing details of the Trump Administration’s objectives in re-negotiating provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.  Objectives include reducing the U.S. trade deficit with these countries and strengthening labor and environment side agreements.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Mexico’s Free Trade Agreements

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R40784.pdf

80% of Mexico’s exports go to the U.S.  This report covers Mexico’s efforts to diversify trade partners with 11 free trade agreements involving 46 countries.  Also covers the implications of this diversity for U.S. interests. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

 

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