Immigration, trade, drug war to highlight upcoming Obama-Nieto summit

When President Barack Obama meets Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto in May, the two are expected to discuss a number of bilateral issues, including trade, economic growth and immigration.

Immigration, of course, currently tops Capitol Hill’s agenda and a group of senators known as the “Gang of Eight” is hammering out a bipartisan reform bill.

One provision calls for enhanced border security while another is a potential pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally, many of whom are from Mexico.

Due Diligence contributor Nathan Frandino spoke with Dr. Shannon K. O’Neil, a senior fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss the immigration debate, the U.S.-Mexico relationship and her new book, “Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States and the Road Ahead.”

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