Report Card on the U.S.-Mexico Border
This 2013 Report Card from the Pacific Council’s joint U.S.-Mexico Border Security task force with COMEXI (the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations) assesses the two countries’ progress on the recommendations made in the groups’ 2009 report. The report made recommendations on six policy areas of mutual concern: Security, Economic Development, Migration, Water Management, the Environment, and Facilitation. This document aims to identify the most salient accomplishments to date and the most important challenges that remain outstanding. The report card finds that despite significant progress in certain policy areas, progress on key issues like environmental management, economic development and migration is disappointing.
Sharing Space with our Hemispheric Partners: A Latino Perspective on U.S. Policy toward Latin America
This 2012 report from the Pacific Council’s Latino Leadership Task Force, convened in partnership with the Mexico Institute, highlights an important opportunity for Washington to prioritize partners and markets in the Western Hemisphere, and to engage the Latino community as partners in the effort. The report urges the creation of policy that reflects changing demographics in the United States and the growing influence of the U.S. Latino community in four key areas: trade and economic development, regional diplomacy, security issues and migration.
Preparing for the Effects of Climate Change - A Strategy for California
This 2010 report from the Pacific Council’s Task Force on Adaptation to Climate Change represents the culmination of a rigorous, yearlong examination of some of the most pressing climate change effects to which California must adapt, as well as the short- and long-term strategies California must undertake if the state is to prepare for these effects. The report sets out an actionable plan for the Golden State by providing key and threat-specific recommendations regarding three significant hazards: sea level rise, more severe forest / range wildfires, and water supply reduction.
Managing the Mexico-U.S. Border: Seeking Cooperative Solutions to Common Challenges
This 2009 report from the Bi-national Task Force on the U.S.-Mexico Border was created through the cooperative effort of the Pacific Council and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI). It provides analytically informed prescriptions for the U.S.-Mexico border region in six policy areas of mutual concern: Security, Economic Development, Migration, Water Management, the Environment, and Facilitation. Recommendations were derived from Task Force meetings in both countries and have been well received by both the U.S. and Mexican governments.