NAFTA and US Security Policies and their Impact on Canadian Immigration Introduction to the Issue In the wake of globalization and increased free trade, immigration and movement across the borders of the three NAFTA countries is one of the realities that must be managed. There were 350 million land crossings at the US borders last year, over 100 million at the Canadian border, and over 200 million at the Mexican border (Grinspun & Shamsie, 2007). Prospects for deeper North American integration, however, have been complicated by concerns over border security since the events of 9/11 (Duran, 2005). As a result, Canada and the United States have shifted their immigration practices and policies. The challenge, however, is that migration...The end:
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