For months, members of NDN/NPI’s 21st Century Border Initiative have been busy cultivating a network of stakeholders throughout the Southwest and capturing their thoughts about the state of the U.S. – Mexico border region. You can watch them and other content on our  21st Century Border Initiative YouTube Page Below are the intro videos for each of the interviews.

In addition to these videos, we have had a series of events, which have featured senior level officials from the administration, mayors, law enforcement officials and members of local and national businesses. Below please find a list of all of the events, and videos we have done. We are currently working on cutting all of the video we have, if there is no link now for someone, there will be shortly. Thank you for your patience.

A Look at the U.S.-Mexico Border Region (November 16th, 2011)

Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX)
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX)
Adolfo Gonzales, Police Chief, National City, California
Lupe Trevino, Sheriff, Hidalgo County, Texas
Carlos Garcia, Police Chief, Brownsville, Texas
Carlos Maldanado, Police Chief, Laredo, Texas
Luis Castro, MayorCalexico,CA
James Neujahr, Chief of Police,Calexico,CA
Martin Cuellar, Sheriff,Webb County,TX
Alejandro Guteirrez, Sheriff’s Office,Webb County,TX
Jose Salinas, Sheriff’s Office,Webb County,TX
Federico Garza, Sheriff’s Office,Webb County,TX
Matthew Rooney, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Laura Marquez, Senior Advisor and Director of the Border Export Strategy, Department of Commerce
Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Alan Bersin, Commissioner,U.S.Customs and Border Protection
Jason Furman, Deputy Director, National Economic Council

Champions of Change Event (September 16th, 2011)

Arturo Garino, Mayor, Nogales, Arizona
Ruben Barrales, President, San Diego Chamber of Commerce
Tony Martinez, Mayor, Brownsville, Texas
Miguel Conchas, President & CEO,LaredoChamber of Commerce
John Muñoz, President, Hispano Chamber of Commerce deLas Cruces
Katie Thomson, Counselor to the Secretary, Department of Transportation
William Quade, Associate Administrator, Enforcement and Program Delivery Division, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Jacob Falk, Senior Policy Advisor on Infrastructure Finance, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Department of Transportation
Carlos Monje, Special Assistant to the President & Chief of Staff, White House Domestic Policy Council
Maria Luisa O’Connell, Senior Advisor forTrade,U.S.Customs and Border Protection
Laura Marquez, Senior Advisor & Director, Border Export Strategy, International Trade Administration
John Fernandez, Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, Department of Commerce
Alan Bersin, Commissioner,U.S.Customs and Border Protection

El Paso Border Security Conference (June 2011)

Madeleine Praino, Mayor, Vinton, Texas
Jose Rodriguez, State Senator, El Paso, Texas
Andres Silva, Mayor, Deming, New Mexico
Ken Miyagishima, Mayor, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Michael Gomez, Mayor, Douglas, Arizona
Juan Carlos Escamilla, Mayor, San Luis, Arizona
Hector Murgia, Mayor, Juarez, Mexico
Carlos Bustamonte, Mayor, Tijuana, Mexico

Department of Homeland Security Southwest Border Task Force Meeting  (May 2011)
Kenny Montoya, Major General, National Guard, New Mexico
Clarence Dupnik, Sheriff, Pima County, Arizona
Tony Estrada, Sheriff, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Richard Fimbres, Vice Mayor, Tucson, Arizona
Stephanie Caviness, President, Foreign Trade Association
Ralph Ogden, Sheriff, Yuma County, AZ

21st Century Border Initiative Policy Day (April 2011)

Chappell Lawson, Associate Professor of Politics, MIT
Arturo Garino, Mayor,Nogales,AZ
Maria Luisa O’Connell, Senior Advisor forTrade,U.S.Customs and Border Protection
Former Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ), Senior Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund
Col. Erij Rojo, Vice President, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce & Security Program Coordinator, CEDAN-ITESM
Martin Rojas, Vice President of Security & Operations, American Trucking Association

Secretary Napolitano Keynote (April 2011)

Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security
John Morton, Director,U.S.Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Alejandro Mayorkas, Director,U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services
David V. Aguilar,DeputyCommissioner,U.S.Customs and Border Protection
Alan Krieger, Mayor,Yuma,AZ
Al Zapanta, President, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Arturo Sarukhan and Alan Bersin Address on the 21st Century Border (May 2010)
Arturo Sarukhan, Mexican Ambassador to the United States
Alan Bersin, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection


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