The debate over immigration is saying all the wrong things

Immigrants are not coming to the U.S. because they are attracted by President Joe Biden’s inclusive language, and they were not repelled by former President Donald Trump’s use of racist imagery. Such a narrow focus may provide clickbait for media outlets but facilitates no concrete policy progress. Real understanding and positive change in the migration debate can only come by keeping structural factors at the forefront of any discussion.

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AMLO’s threat to Latin American democracy

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has defended his silence following the U.S. presidential election based on non-intervention, but his rhetoric highlights a growing transnational notion that no election can necessarily be trusted, a trend that undermines democracy and will be a headwind that the Biden administration must confront as it assumes office.

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AMLO’s cautious foreign policy

AMLO’s foreign policy is far from the populist, anti-American rhetoric of his campaign and much of his political life. Nevertheless, his make-no-waves position is fraught with contradictions.

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