Mexico President and US Vice President Discuss Illegal Migration – International

Mexico’s President Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador and United States Vice President Kamala Harris spoke on Wednesday about the growing illegal migration to the United States, the president said.

“There is a willingness on our part to join forces in the fight against human trafficking and the protection of human rights, especially for girls and boys,” wrote Lpez Obrador on Twitter, confirming the conversation.

Harris was appointed by US President Joe Biden to address the issue of undocumented migration in coordination with the governments of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

The subject was also discussed by Biden and Lpez Obrador during telephone conversations held in January and February.

Encouraged by the expectation that Biden will ease some migratory policies, thousands of undocumented Central Americans are trying to enter the United States across the vast border with Mexico, including hundreds of minors traveling alone.

The President of the United States, however, has already warned that there will be no relaxation.

In February, nearly 100,000 of these migrants were detained at the border, a return to mid-2019 levels after a slowdown due to the covid-19 pandemic. Most claim to be fleeing poverty and violence in their countries.

Lpez Obrador insisted that illegal migration will only end if its causes are addressed, while Biden announced $ 4 billion in aid to Guatemala and El Salvador.


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