Mexico Agenda Process

Migrants of Mexican origin in the United States today face a difficult economic, political and social situation, which has generated a hostile environment towards many of our communities. Meanwhile, in Mexico, economic and social conditions do not contribute to reducing the high rates of emigration; There are no comprehensive public policies that attack the causes of the phenomenon fully. Faced with this reality, we migrants must unite our voices to build a common agenda for Mexicans abroad.

Faced with the concern to articulate an advocacy agenda and strategy, both in Mexico and in the United States, in 2007 the Mexican Network of Migrant Leaders and Organizations was created with the objective that migrant leaders bring the voice of our communities to the table of dialogue and discussion with various actors. The Mexican Network is made up of migrant leaders who seek to improve the standard of living of Mexicans in the United States and communities of origin in Mexico, fostering respect for the rights of the Mexican migrant community and promoting binational participation in civic, economic, social, educational and cultural.

With the facilitation of the Mexican Network, a series of meetings have been held to define the priorities of the advocacy agenda for Mexicans abroad, seeking the co-responsibility of the Mexican government with migrants living in the United States and their families in the communities of source. In these meetings, held in the states of California and Illinois on August 21 and 30, 2010, respectively, with the participation of dozens of migrant leaders from more than fifteen states of the Republic. Likewise, in September of the same year, a meeting was organized in Mexico City to share the results obtained in Los Angeles and Chicago and strengthen the advocacy agenda in Mexico. These meetings had the support of the Citizen Initiative for the Promotion of the Culture of Dialogue AC,

During this process, the Mexican Network has consulted with migrant leaders and organizations and institutions in Mexico to identify windows of opportunity in the political, social and economic landscape of Mexico. In this sense, it is important to point out that the Mexican Network does not represent or seek to represent all the organizations or social networks of Mexicans abroad. It is a body that seeks to provide a platform for dialogue to agree on the priorities of the migrant community, with the support of various organizations that coincide with the need to promote an advocacy agenda. Likewise, the Mexican Network fully recognizes the multiple processes that other networks and organizations of Mexicans are developing in favor of migrants,