Biden calls Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Readout of President Joe Biden Call with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico.

JANUARY 23, 2021 

President Biden spoke with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador yesterday to review bilateral cooperation on a range of bilateral and regional issues, particularly regional migration.

The President outlined his plan to reduce migration by addressing its root causes, increasing resettlement capacity and lawful alternative immigration pathways, improving processing at the border to adjudicate requests for asylum, and reversing the previous administration’s draconian immigration policies.

The two leaders agreed to work closely to stem the flow of irregular migration to Mexico and the United States, as well as to promote development in the Northern Triangle of Central America.

They also recognized the importance of coordination to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.


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