By Karl Reiner
Through September 2012, Arizona's exports to Mexico were running $415 million ahead of last year's level. Almost unnoticed by Arizona's politicians, Mexico is changing in ways that will benefit the state's economy. It may be time for political leaders to rethink their view of the country across the border.
The U.S.-Mexican border is the world's busiest. Border crossings have slowed because of security considerations and port of entry bottlenecks. Some of Arizona's politicians seem to like it that way. The undervaluing of trade and the fear of migrants has led the legislature to pass such controversial legislation as SB 1070.