The Phantom Border

Morris, Roger
March 1979
New Republic;3/31/79, Vol. 180 Issue 13, p17
Discusses the United States policy toward Mexico. Border dispute; Capture and return to Mexico of 150 illegal immigrants; Promise of a steady flow of Mexican oil in return for liberal immigration practices; Immigration into America as an important economic and political safety valve for Mexico; Growing Congressional discussion about sealing the border; Mexico's vaunted 200-billion-barrel oil reserve; Mexico's 17 percent unemployment and an inflation rate of almost 40 percent; Need for American economic assistance to Mexico.


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