Biden and Lopez Obrador Vow to Cooperate on Immigration

US President-elect Joe Biden and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday afternoon committed to work on a humane strategy to regional migration by addressing its main causes in southern Mexico and Central America.

US President-elect Joe Biden and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday afternoon committed to work on a humane strategy to regional migration by addressing its main causes in southern Mexico and Central America.

According to a summary of the phone call between the two leaders provided by Biden’s team, Biden and Lopez Obrador “discussed working together on a new approach to regional migration that offers alternatives to undertaking the dangerous journey to the United States.” They both said they shared a desire to address the reasons for migration in southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

The statement from President-elect Biden’s team said that he pledged to build “the regional and border infrastructure and capacity needed to facilitate a new orderly and humane approach to migration that will respect international norms regarding the treatment of asylum claims.”

On Tuesday morning, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on his Twitter account that “There will be extensive bilateral cooperation and a very good relationship between the presidents of Mexico and the United States.”


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