President Biden assured Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that he considers the country “an equal” during a virtual meeting on Monday, as his administration works to unravel some of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
Biden noted that while the U.S. and Mexico haven’t always been “perfect neighbors,” both countries are safer when there’s a collaborative relationship, particularly where the COVID-19 pandemic is concerned.
“In the Obama-Biden administration, we made a commitment that we look at Mexico as an equal, not as somebody who is south of our border. You are equal,” Biden said. “And what you do in Mexico and how you succeed impacts dramatically on what the rest of the hemisphere will look like.”
López Obrador thanked Biden for communicating his desire to base their relationship on respect and equality.
The Biden administration has already taken a number of steps to establish its own immigration policy, separating itself from the tough line rhetoric of the previous administration.
Biden ordered a pause on funding for the border wall, which was a priority of Donald Trump’s White House to prevent illegal immigration from Mexico.
Biden has also taken actions to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which provides protection for young undocumented immigrants, and revoked Trump’s pause on green card applicants entering the country because of the pandemic.
Further, Biden ended the previous administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which allowed immigration enforcement officials to send non-Mexican asylum seekers to Mexico as they awaited their cases to be arbitrated in the U.S. court system.
more recommended stories
German company Preh to open Engineering Development Center of the Southeast of Mexico
A cutting-edge center in automotive technology.
The continuation or suspension of section 5 of the Mayan Train in the hands of a Mérida judge
A federal judge in Mérida postponed.
For this hurricane season, Conagua forecasts 20 cyclones, two could be category 3 to 5
The season in which tropical systems.
Bus overturns in Querétaro leave at least 12 injured, 4 in serious condition
San Juan del Río.- A passenger.
These are the hurricanes that would reach Yucatan during 2022
The 2022 Hurricane Season will begin.
Asthma cases double in Yucatan (SSY)
Figures from the Federal Health Secretariat.
President Joe Biden’s statement on the International Day Against Homophobia
Read the statement by President Joe Biden.
Real Estate prices skyrocket 60% in Chetumal
The lack of low-income housing options.
Yucatan was elected venue for the third edition of Travel Po Up
Yucatán was chosen as the venue.
Great vaquería is carried out in Kanasín in honor of San Isidro Labrador
With the start of the great.