Immigration solutions must include legalizing Mexican residents living in the United States without papers and providing an orderly process for future immigrants, according to Jorge G. Castañeda, foreign minister of the Republic of Mexico from 2000 to 2003.
Dr. Castañeda is the Center for Mexican American Studies Distinguished Lecture 2010 speaker. The free event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.
Ex Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants is Castañeda’s topic and the title of his book, which draws on his experience as foreign minister and as a well-known scholar on immigration issues. The author reveals the intricate negotiations between Mexico and the United States in 2001-02 as only an insider could do.
“Ensuring an orderly process in the future secures the American economy,” says Castañeda, who teaches fall courses at New York University.