Nafta Could Keep The Border Patrol Hopping

Proponents of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have been insisting that the pact will cut illegal immigration. Their rationale: A faster growing Mexican economy will lift jobs and wages, reducing the lure of the border. Over the long run, they may be right, but over the next 5 to 10 years, immigration may go up, says agricultural economist Philip L. Martin of the Institute for International Economics.

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