Mexico Pioneer, U.S. president-elect Talk migration

“We reaffirmed our commitment to work collectively for the good of our peoples and our nations,” López Obrador composed in his social networking accounts.

Biden’s transition team said both spoke migration, seemingly with a focus on a subject that López Obrador has championed: growing opportunities and jobs so that individuals will not need to migrate.

“The President-elect highlighted the need to reinvigorate U.S.-Mexico alliance to guarantee secure and orderly migration, comprise COVID-19, revitalize the economies of North America, also protected our shared border,” said a statement published on Biden’s transition site.

“The two leaders reported that a shared desire to deal with root causes of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and southern Mexico and also to create a future of greater opportunity and security for the area,” the announcement continued. “They spoke working together on a brand new approach to regional migration that provides options to project the hazardous journey to the USA.”

Biden also vowed, “to construct the regional and border infrastructure and capability required to ease a fresh orderly and humane way of migration which will honor global norms concerning the treatment of asylum claims.”

Currently, tens of thousands of Central Americans and many others have been required to wait often in squalid camps in northern Mexico when awaiting court dates in their own U.S. asylum claims, beneath the”stay in Mexico” policy implemented by President Donald Trump.

Both were the last important Latin American leaders to deliver congratulations. The two López Obrador and Bolsonaro have been Regarded as favorable to Trump.

The Mexican president has stressed that keeping good relations with the United States — Mexico’s northern neighbor and undoubtedly its leading trading partner — is among the top priorities.

López Obrador said that he waited before the Electoral College vote before composing to Biden. The short letter included an implied warning against becoming involved in Mexico’s internal affairs.