The NAFTA creation of 1994 seemed to be the beginning of a new start in regards to migration and border control. NAFTA promised a reciprocal economic and social equalities between the US, Mexico and Canada. Nonetheless, this agreement accentuated even more the inequalities that the US-Mexico border had faced before. The lack of environmental policies from the Mexican government, as well as cheap labor from Mexican women, transformed the border region in a paradise for transnational companies. Later, the events of 911 and the notions of terrorism, in addition to the increasingly drug cartel’s reputation, led the region and beyond for an increment in racism in the name of “national security”.