Joe Biden tries to address the administration Their first immigration crisis In collaboration with the government of Andres Manuel López Obrador before the mass influence of Central American migrants. The US President has sent a delegation to Mexico to define a common strategy and a regional cooperation plan. Thousands of Guatemalans, Hondurans and Salvadorans They find themselves stranded on the southern and northern borders of the country. The team, led by former Ambassador Roberta Jacobson, will arrive in Mexico City tomorrow for a meeting with Foreign Minister Marcello Eberard on Monday and organize a working day with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Part of the mission will proceed after Guatemala.
The purpose of the visit, which occurs immediately after Biden’s announcement to go to the border, as reported by the White House, “collaborate with Mexican government officials to implement an effective and humane plan in managing migration “. Jacobson, a veteran diplomat Who was Washington’s supreme representative in Mexico between 2016 and 2018, and resigned because of Donald Trump’s disagreement, will be accompanied by Juan Gonzalez, Biden’s strongman in Latin America, and the newly appointed Special Envoy of the State Department, Ricardo Juiniga. For the Northern Triangle. The US delegation wants to hear from representatives of civil society and non-governmental organizations “to address the root causes of migration to the region and to build a future of greater hope”.
This has currently translated to the new US administration’s commitment to allocate $ 4,000 million for Central America. The amount announced in January is a starting point for a Titanic task, including, for example, the reconstruction of a country devastated by hurricanes such as Horacin and Etah, another stigma of previous migrant caravans.
At this time, bilateral relations between Mexico and the United States revolve around the migration and distribution of vaccines against Kovid-19. Biden’s arrival at the White House and promises of changes in his policies encouraged a new wave of migrants in late January. The first caravan of Hondurans faced repression first by Guatemalan security forces and then by the Mexican border. Those who manage to overcome and reach Rio Grande’s expulsion to the south, even though Trump is no longer in power. Unlike his predecessor, Biden has softened some formulas to allow, for example, humanitarian grounds, but both the president and his administration have not stopped sending messages – and signaling, such as expulsions – to dismantle.
The increase in flow has been dizzy in recent months. In February, more than 100,000 migrants were detained or detained. These numbers recall the crisis experienced in mid-2019, when Lupez Obredor rebuffed Trump’s demands to stop the arrival of Central Americans in the United States. In the face of tariff threats from Washington. On March 19, the Mexican government deployed “new operations on the southern border” to protect the rights and integrity of migrant minors from various Central American nations used by criminal networks as a transit route to reach the country’s north. ” The Ministry of Interior reported “access restrictions on land crossings for visitors with non-essential activities” due to Kovid-19’s health emergency. Mexican authorities have so far identified about 4,200 minors so far this year with any untoward, “those who traveled irregularly in Mexican territory and are hunted by human smugglers who benefit from irregular migration.”
With these premises, the governments of Mexico and the United States assure that they intend to strengthen cooperation on migration matters week after week. Lopez Obredor and Biden They will deal with that challenge in a private meeting. “tomorrow [martes]We will receive a visit from a high-level delegation to the United States Department of Foreign Affairs. They will support us Roberta Jacobson, The President’s Special Envoy to the Border, Ricardo Juniga, the President’s Special Envoy to the Northern Triangle of Central America, and Juan Gonzalez, Director of the Western Hemisphere, National Security Council. Similarly, representatives of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will participate ”, Roberto Velasco Alvarez, Head of Foreign Relations for North America, has moved through the social network. The director of that department has reported that “the main issue discussed will be cooperation for development in Central America and southern Mexico, in addition to joint efforts for safe, orderly and regular migration.”
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