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NAFTA at 20: North America’s Free-Trade Area and Its Impact on Agriculture

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Canada,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics,Treaties

Examines the integration of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican  agricultural and food markets as a result of the North American Free Trade Agreement.  Also reviews important changes in production and consumption and recent disputes among the partners. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Taking Stock: North American Pollutant Releases and Transfers: Exploring Changes in PRTR Reporting, 2005-2010

Categories: Canada,Environment,Manufacturing,Mexico,Statistics

Documents pollutant releases and transfers reported to the three country commission over a six year period by about 35,000 industrial facilities in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.   Shows an increase in industrial pollution of 14% in the six year period.  From the Commission for Environmental Cooperation


Unaccompanied Alien Children: Potential Factors Contributing to Recent Immigration

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Latin America,Mexico

Explores possible reasons for the surge of unaccompanied children trying to enter the U.S. from Central America including crime, poverty, poor economic conditions, family reunification efforts, and Mexican and American immigration policies.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2013

Categories: China,Immigration/Migration,India,Mexico,Statistics

Reports the number and characteristics of persons who became LPRs in the U.S. during 2013.  990,000 people gained LPR status in 2013 with Mexico, China and India the leading countries of birth.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security


U.S. Naturalizations: 2013

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

Presents information on the number and characteristics of foreign nationals aged 18 and over who became U.S. citizens during 2013, a total of 779,929 with Mexico the leading country of birth.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security


Summary: North American 2014 HFC Submission to the Montreal Protocol

Categories: Canada,Environment,Mexico,Treaties

The amendment proposal, submitted by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico,  is a starting point for discussions to adopt an amendment to the Montreal Protocol on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are being used as replacements for other ozone-depleting substances.  From the State Department


Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2012

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

An estimated 11.4 million unauthorized immigrants were living in the U.S. in January 2012.  This report includes estimates of the period of entry, region and country of origin, state of residence, age, and sex.  59% were from Mexico.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security


Mexico Country Analysis

Categories: Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Statistics

Latest analysis of Mexico’s energy sector including its oil production, reserves, and exploration.  Mexico is one of the leading suppliers to the U.S. but its production levels have been dropping and in December 2013 constitutional reforms ended the 75 year monopoly of the state-owned oil company.  From the Energy Information Administration


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