The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), said this Thursday that he does not know the date on which the vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris, will travel to Mexico to address the migration crisis, but announced that “she will be welcome”.
“Yes, I invited her but I don’t know if she has already decided to make a visit to Mexico. You will be welcome to our country, but it has to do with your agenda and the strategy you are following.” Expressed the president in his morning press conference at the National Palace.
The vice president said Wednesday that she plans to travel soon to Mexico, Guatemala and possibly other Central American countries to talk about how “tackling the root causes”That generate irregular immigration to US territory.
AMLO on April 7 he had a first telephone contact with Harris, who has received from the president Joe Biden the mission of coordinating with Mexico and Central America to stop the massive arrival of undocumented immigrants to the southern border of the United States.
“I invited her to Chiapas, Tabasco and Campeche, the southern border states of our country, so that she would find out and learn about the experience we have in supporting the inhabitants.” Said the Mexican president on Thursday.
AMLO suggested that the employment and reforestation programs carried out in the Mexican southeast could also be applied in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to stop forced migration, since they are countries “brothers”.
He also said he wanted to deal with Harris “the issue of boys and girls”, migrants who undertake the journey alone and are captured by human trafficking networks.
Mexico, which cooperates with USA In the migratory crisis, it has 12,000 military personnel and officials deployed in the country to stop the flow.
The Mexican Government claims to be “worried“For the increase”most remarkable”Of unaccompanied minors, who were detected in March 3,139
Last week, the US government revealed record numbers of arrests of undocumented immigrants on its border with Mexico, with more than 172,000 in March, including almost 19,000 minors, a historic figure.
The White House has insisted that the border “is closed”And in that the majority of those who arrive without documents will be expelled, but that has not reduced the arrivals to the border area.
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