MEXICO CITY: The US wants to take a position extra closely in Central America if it hopes to sluggish report ranges of northbound migration, Mexico’s Overseas Minister Marcelo Ebrard mentioned on Wednesday.
Document numbers of migrants have handed via Mexico this 12 months towards the US, pushed by financial downturns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and drawn by the hope of extra welcoming immigration insurance policies beneath U.S. President Joe Biden.
Biden has vowed to deal with the underlying causes of migration in Central America by working to cut back poverty, violence and corruption.
“There must be an even bigger funding from the US in Central America than has been given, for sure,” Ebrard told a Mexican radio program when asked about the prospect of Mexico acting as a barrier for migrants.
“Without this investment, if the United States does not support Central America, it’s very hard to think that the migration flows that are happening will diminish,” Ebrard added.
Biden famous in a latest letter to Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador that the US offered greater than $600 million in international help over the previous 12 months to the Northern Triangle nations of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
The letter added that Biden has requested one other $861 million from U.S. Congress for the 2022 fiscal 12 months to additionally allocate to Central America.
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