Tec de Monterrey professor Susana Chacón argues that this is a moment to redefine the relationship:
Although the relationship is constant and the traditional topics maintain their course independent of the individual actors, moments of redefinition that must be taken advantage of appear. This is one and it's very important.
Security, commerce, and immigration will be the axis of the visit. The first will be situated as the most important point on the agenda. The unstable situation on the southern border worries our neighbors, while need for reciprocity in the measures taken and the responsibilities assumed worries Mexico. The problem is mutual, shared, and it must be attacked in concert and respond to common interests. There must be clarity in the agenda. We can't let slip away a this moment waiting for the posture of the US. The Mexican priorities must be put on the table ahead of time.
Many actors participate in the management of this topic. An adept coordination between all of them to avoid errors in the bilateral relationship is required. We are in a climate that requires sure-footed steps that reduce levels of uncertainty and difficulty. American arms traffic can't be stopped without coordinated actions. It's difficult to reduce drug traffic without reducing consumption. The levels of violence will be mitigated only if the government and security agencies, national and binational, act in cooperation.