1st Edition

Mexicans and the Future of the American Dream Trump, Immigration and Border Relations

    144 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Mexicans and the Future of the American Dream examines the lives of Mexican society and government officials in the United States.

    The 2016 U.S. presidential election marked a defining moment in the lives of Mexicans in the United States. It rekindled nightmares in many Mexicans and pitted a new generation of Mexicans and Mexican Americans against a shift in politics. In this book, national experts and former government officials explore the direction and magnitude of Donald J. Trump’s shifts in immigration policy in three areas: consular strategies put in motion after the election, drugs, and bilateral relations. Insights from 19 Mexican consulates throughout the U.S. territory, in states both favorable to and against immigration, demonstrate shifting perspectives of government officials and Mexicans visiting consulates for formalities, getting orientation on a range of topics, or just asking for help.

    Mexicans and the Future of the American Dream will be of interest to advanced students and researchers of politics, sociology, history, ethnic studies and American studies.

    Agustín Escobar Latapí

    1 New Trends in the Mexican Population in the United States in Times of Donald Trump's Administration
    Maria Regina Martínez Casas

    2 Mobilizing Consular Resources in Light of Greater Hostility Toward Mexican Immigrants in the United States
    Georgina Rojas García

    3 DACA Youth: Diversity, Similarities, and Challenges in Donald Trump´s Administration
    Magdalena Barros Nock

    4 Mexican Consular Coordination: Two Case Studies in the United States
    Julián Escutia Rodríguez

    5 Policies Against Drugs and Bilateral Mexico–U.S. Relations During the Trump Administration
    Carlos Antonio Flores Pérez


    Maria Regina Martínez Casas is Full Professor at the Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), Mexico. She is member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (National System of Researchers) and the Mexican Academy of Sciences. Martínez-Casas has been a guest researcher in many national and international institutions including Cambridge University, the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, and Princeton University. She is particularly interested in linguistic development; cultural validity of linguistic and educative policies; and indigenous migration and its consequences in the development of identities, education, discrimination, and inequalities in Mexico and Latin America from both qualitative and quantitative perspectives.

    Magdalena Barros Nock is Full Professor at the Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), Mexico. Her research focuses on topics such as mixed status families, children and young migrants, migration policies, gender and violence, indigenous migrants, DACAmented, and deportations. She is interested in the migration of Mexicans to the United States and, more recently, of Central Americans' transit and their settlements.

    Georgina Rojas García has a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.  She is a researcher at CIESAS in Mexico City and a member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores. Her research topics include economic restructuring and the job market, remunerated domestic work, and international migration and jobs.

    Migration has transformed us, with consequences of historic extent: today we are a trans-territorial nation and, at the same time, we form part of the intense social shift within the United States. Both processes are structural and we have yet to finish evaluating its profound effects, both current and future.

    Tonatiuh Guillén López, Programa Universitario de Estudios del Desarrollo, UNAM