United States Commission on Immigration Reform 
MEXICO - U.S. BINATIONAL MIGRATION STUDY REPORT

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BINATIONAL STUDY: MIGRATION BETWEEN MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES 
ESTUDIO BINACIONAL: MIGRACION ENTRE MEXICO Y LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS 
1997 (80 PAGES) 
Executive Summary (PDF format, 98Kb) 
Full Report to Congress (PDF format, 333Kb) 
 

BACKGROUND 
After a meeting of the Migration and Consular Affairs Group of the Mexican-United States Binational Commission in March 1995, the governments of Mexico and the United States decided to undertake a joint study of migration between the two countries. Research teams in each country studied each of five aspects of migration within their country and collaboratively analyzed the findings. National coordinators were designated for each country with the Commission on Immigration Reform coordinating the work of U.S. researchers. The main objective of the Binational Study is to contribute to a better understanding and appreciation of the nature, dimensions, and consequences of migration from Mexico to the United States. It also provides an opportunity to identify options to respond to these movements. 
 

NATIONAL COORDINATORS AND STAFF 

U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform 

Susan Martin, Executive Director, National Coordinator 
B. Lindsay Lowell, Senior Research Analyst 
Deborah Meyers, Program Analyst 

Mexican Coordinators 

Enrique Loaeza Tovar, Coordinador Nacional de México, Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores 
Carlos Planck, Coordinador Adjunto, Secretaría de Gobernación 
Remedios Gómez Arnau, Secretaria Técnica del Estudio Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 

1. Quantification of Migration 

Frank D. Bean, University of Texas at Austin*
Rodolfo Corona, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte*
Rodolfo Tuirán, Consejo Nacional de Población
Karen A. Woodrow-Lafield, Mississippi State University

2. Characteristics of Migrants 

Jorge Bustamante, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte*
Guillermina Jasso, New York University*
Edward J. Taylor, University of California at Davis
Paz Trigueros, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

3. Factors that Influence Migration

Agustín Escobar Latapí, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social*
Philip Martin, University of California at Davis*
Katharine Donato, Louisiana State University
Gustavo López Castro, El Colegio de Michoacán

4. Effects of Migration 

Marta Tienda, Princeton University*
Gustavo Verduzco, El Colegio de México*
Michael J.Greenwood, University of Colorado
Kurt Unger, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas

5. Responses to Migration 

Francisco Alba, El Colegio de México*
Sidney Weintraub, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.*
Rafael Fernández de Castro, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Manuel García y Griego, University of California at Irvine

* Core Group/Member Lead


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