Mexico’s president says he’ll discuss with U.S. President Joe Biden by phone on Tuesday about immigration and the fentanyl disaster
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president stated Monday he’ll discuss with U.S. President Joe Biden by phone on Tuesday about immigration and the fentanyl disaster.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated the leaders may even talk about improvement packages to assist stem the circulate of migrants to the U.S. border. The dialog comes two days earlier than the top of pandemic-era immigration restrictions that allowed U.S. authorities to rapidly expel migrants who crossed the border illegally.
López Obrador appealed to migrants to not use smugglers to journey to the U.S. border.
“Do not permit yourselves to be fooled,” López Obrador stated throughout his morning information briefing. “Do not permit yourselves to be blackmailed by coyotes, smugglers, who put you in danger.”
Mexico agreed final week to proceed to just accept migrants from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba and Nicaragua who’re turned away on the border, in addition to another migrants from Central America.
The Mexican president has beforehand requested the U.S. authorities to contribute extra improvement help to Central America so individuals received’t need to migrate.
López Obrador has additionally slammed proposals by U.S. Republican legislators to make it harder to use for asylum and simpler for authorities to dam migrants on the border.
“This actually degrades them, morally,” he stated.
The 2 presidents may even talk about the fentanyl disaster. The artificial opioid, primarily smuggled in from Mexico, has precipitated about 70,000 overdose deaths per yr in the USA.
López Obrador has denied that drug cartels make fentanyl in Mexico, though he has acknowledged that precursor chemical compounds — and, he claims, completed fentanyl — are smuggled into Mexico from China, a declare China has denied.