Mexico and the United States have announced a series of measures to address migration on the border to increase collaboration between the two countries, focused on preventing human trafficking in the area.
Specifically, they have agreed to “increase joint actions” to combat human trafficking in the Darien Passage, according to a joint statement from the two countries.
They will also enhance their work in Central America to address the origin of these migrations, seeking to expand legal avenues for regular migration and focusing on “person-to-person support”.
Mexico has also formally endorsed the Regional Processing Centers announced a few days ago by the United States – which for the time being, will be located in Colombia, Guatemala, and El Salvador – and has opened the door to further collaboration on this front.
The United States has also pledged to continue accepting migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela under the humanitarian program, which has so far reduced irregular migration from these countries by 95%.
Mexico has pledged to continue “accepting back migrants on humanitarian grounds.”
Finally, the countries have agreed to modernize and continue expanding the Mexicali II land border crossing.
These measures result from meetings between Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and US Homeland Security Advisor Elizabeth Sherwood Randall in Mexico City to strengthen the Joint Humanitarian Migration Plan agreed with US President Joe Biden.
With information from LGI