MEXICO, April 27 – Sources from the State Department indicated today that the Presidents of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and the United States, Joe Biden, will address immigration and border issues in their phone conversation on Friday.
Although details were not specified, sources state that the request for dialogue came from the White House at a time when Biden presented a six-point deportation plan in the face of the potential repeal of Section 42 of the health regulations that served as an excuse. Return to Mexico for immigrants.
The said plan is to strengthen the border with Mexico, and one of its points is to improve the efficiency and handling of cases at the border to alleviate the saturation of immigration stations. A federal judge in Louisiana announced that he would block the government’s decision to terminate Title 42 on May 23.
The White House has pledged to abide by the Louisiana judge’s decision when issuing the restraining order.
What’s paradoxical is that once Title 42 is lifted, the Biden administration intends to significantly expand expedited removals at the border through Title 8, the standard by which the United States conducts deportations.
Expanding rapid expulsions of migrants is one of the pillars of the plan presented this Tuesday, which also includes beefing up forces deployed at the border, with another 600 added for Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
It is very likely that the president on Friday will provide further clarifications to his Mexican counterpart in the phone conversation in which, according to the State Department, Lopez Obrador will ask his neighbor for a new policy towards Latin America as a whole and greater cooperation while attacking the root causes of immigration.
Another pillar of the Biden initiative, according to the sources, is the focus of efforts made by various government agencies and the modernization of procedures using digital tools.
Also boost work with NGOs so that they can welcome immigrants after their cases have been processed by CBP and await a decision on whether they can remain in the United States or be expelled.
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