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Mexican Families & United States Immigration Reform

18 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2011  

Bernard Trujillo

Valparaiso University Law School

Date Written: December 30, 2010


This essay argues that we should understand U.S. immigration policy as a series of bi-national relationships rather than as a single, user-indifferent interface. Applying this regulatory approach to Mexican labor migration (i) allows a more accurate definition of the migrating person in the context of the family he seeks to support; and (ii) highlights the United States’ duty to provide for Mexican families.

Keywords: Immigration, Mexico, Family, Mathematics, Regulation, Bi-State, Labor, Low-Skilled, Support, Non-Linear, Complex System

Suggested Citation

Trujillo, Bernard, Mexican Families & United States Immigration Reform (December 30, 2010). Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1, p. 101, 2010; Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-03. Available at SSRN:

Bernard Trujillo (Contact Author)

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