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Economic and Labor Experts Debate the Impact of NAFTA

The North American Free Trade Agreement took effect in 1994 to promote trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico. What are the impacts of NAFTA's policies? A panel, including an international

Economic and Labor Experts Debate the Impact of NAFTA

Originally aired June 06, 2007.  

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Alison St John (Guest Host): As the immigration debate rages on around the country, one factor that may be at the heart of why so many more immigrants are pouring into this country is NAFTA . The North American Free Trade Agreement was signed over 13 years ago. Since then, global trade has taken some unexpected twists and turns. Has NAFTA helped the United States and Mexico? Or are different policies called for?

Guests

  • Dr. Richard E. Feinberg , professor of International Political Economy at UCSD, and director of the APEC Study Center. He is also the chair of the Global Leadership Institute. 
  • Amelia Simpson, director of the Border Environmental Justice Campaign for the Environmental Health Coalition , a private, non-profit organization that deals with social and environmental justice issues. 
  • Raoul Lowery Contreras, author, political consultant, and columnist for CalNews.com.