Oil prices have fallen, and Mexico is greatly indebted which results in higher inflation and unemployment grows, which pushes the Mexican migrant workers to cross the border to search for jobs over here In the U.S
1986 - 1994
Mexico reduced its trade barriers and two years later Carlos salinas de gortari was elected president but In his final year in office, Salinas’s administration is dogged by corruption charges related to drug trafficking.
Crimilization of the boarder
1994 - 1996
With U.S. concern over unauthorized immigration on the rise, the Clinton administration turns its focus to the border. In February 1994, the United States begins a new law enforcement plan that increases border security and pushes for deportation of criminal aliens.
U.s Boarder control expansion
U.S. border security intensifies. In 2003, the Department of Homeland Security is created, reorganizing the INS as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In 2004, Congress authorizes hiring an additional ten thousand Border Patrol agents, doubling the force to twenty-one thousand agents by 2010.
Fighting the drug cartels
2007 - 2009
Mexican President Calderon deploys thousands of federal troops throughout Mexico to fight drug cartels and organized crime groups.
The United States passes the Merida Initiative, a three-year counternarcotics cooperation plan, that provides Mexico roughly $400 million a year in assistance. drug-related killings soar. Mexican drug traffickers pose the biggest organized crime threat to the United States.
2019 - Present
President Trump declared and passed the law to now build a wall lining the border to try to prevent some of the illegal immigration and drugs from coming through so heavily