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Problems Grow at U.S.-Mexico Border

The governors of New Mexico and Arizona have declared a state of emergency in regions along the border with Mexico, prompted by what they say are the high costs and violence associated with illegal border crossings.

At the same time, a new study says that about 40 percent of Mexican residents, including educated or middle-class Mexicans, would like to move north.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and other guests discuss the root causes of border violence and illegal immigration and how best to tackle the issues.

Guests:

Gov. Bill Richardson, governor of New Mexico; issued a state of emergency with regard to problems enforcing law and order at the U.S.-Mexican border

Gustavo Moher, Mexican immigration specialist

Robert Suro, director of the Pew Hispanic Center

Daniel Lund, director of Mund America, firm in Mexico City

Denise Dresser, professor of political science at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico; participant in radio roundtable, Mesa Politica

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