Mexico | Mexican President Andres Manuel Lபpez Obrador on Sunday called on the United States and Canada to invest in Central American countries if they want to succeed in curbing the flow of illegal immigrants fleeing poverty.
Mr. Lopez Obrador gave an example of Mexico’s “sowing life” program for farmers, which provides 420,000 jobs and requires an investment of about 55 million euros a year.
“Can’t the US and Canada do this in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador?” Asked the head of state during an intervention in the state of Chiapas.
“Yes, we will prevent (illegal immigration), but we must find basic, structural solutions,” he argued, because these people in Central America were “forced to flee their countries” because of poverty.
Mexico has deployed more than 27,000 armed forces on its northern and southern borders.
One-third of the immigrants arrested in the United States in June came from Mexico, followed by Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
In June, the number of unaccompanied minors increased by 8% compared to May, with a total of 15,253 minors or more than 500 per day. The United States has promised that these will be welcomed to the country, rather than returned to Mexico.
Migration flow has slowed significantly during epidemics and began to increase slightly in 2020, before rising to the top since Joe Biden’s arrival at the White House.
Republicans accuse his predecessor, Donald Trump, of “drafting” by easing his emigration policies.
However, under a rule adopted to combat the spread of COVID-19, the United States automatically deports large numbers of single adults and families.
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