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-------------------- Build economic bridges, not border fences --------------------
The key to immigration is investment and economic cooperation.
By Robert A. Pastor ROBERT A. PASTOR is a professor and director of the Center for North American Studies at American University and the author of "Toward a North American Community."
November 30 2006
THE ELECTION of a Democratic majority in Congress and the inauguration of Felipe Calderon as president of Mexico offer our two countries an opportunity to reinvigorate a deteriorating relationship and, at the same time, build confidence in the idea of a true North American community. To do so, the new leaders must change the agenda from illegal immigration to North American development and resolve to narrow the income gap between Mexico and its two northern neighbors.
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