López Obrador said there is a need to create jobs in migrants’ home countries and create more legal work opportunities for them in the United States. He urged the U.S. to support Mexico’s job-training and tree-planting programs in El Salvador and Honduras.
Mayorkas wrote in his social media account that “our strong partnership and a common vision for the region will help deliver a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system.
Mexican and U.S. officials also agreed to ramp up the modernization of border crossing infrastructure and processes, Mexico’s foreign ministry said on Monday.
In the meeting, Mexico agreed with the U.S. delegation, led by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, that a border crossing project east of the Otay Mesa port of entry, called Otay II, was a “strategic priority,” the ministry said in a statement.
Earlier, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Twitter that his government discussed labor and migration issues in the meeting with Mayorkas.
“We continue to promote cooperation for development with justice and respect for human rights,” Lopez Obrador said.
Source: El Universal