The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, asked on Wednesday that the United States Congress approve the immigration reform bills “quickly”, and insisted that development cooperation is key to curbing the wave. of migrants.
“Because of this crisis, make a respectful exhortation that they do it quickly, soon. Because President Biden is asking for 4,000 million dollars, and they have to approve it in Congress. I hope they hurry, because the causes of the migration,” said López Obrador in his morning press conference from the National Palace.
The president of Mexico reiterated that he has “very good relations” with the head of the White House, Joe Biden.
He assured that “agreements” are being reached on immigration matters and regretted that Biden’s immigration promises were taken advantage of “by traffickers” to promote a new wave.
He regretted that many migrants travel accompanied by minors: “There is a serious situation of use of girls and boys.”
And he gave as an example a “rescue” of migrants this week in southern Mexico, when 131 Hondurans and 18 Guatemalans were intercepted crammed into a truck, 28 of them minors.
On March 18, the Democratic-controlled United States House of Representatives approved two immigration reform bills that seek to regularize nearly 4 million undocumented immigrants, mostly young people known as “dreamers” and agricultural workers. .
The attempt to regularize coincides with a sharp increase in the arrival of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors and migrant families at the southern border, which has served as a pretext for much of the opposition to reject the projects.
These two measures are pieces of the great immigration reform that the White House is promoting in Congress and that aspires to regularize 11 million immigrants without papers.
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