President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recognized billionaire Elon Musk on Friday for traveling to the southern border of the United States with Mexico and from there calling for the legalization of “honest” migrants who work and contribute in the United States.
The head of the Federal Executive stated that the anti-immigrant policy is “very hypocritical” since he affirmed that in the American Union they do not have a work force and instead migrants are sanctioned or persecuted.
“It was very good because he is proposing to legalize, to allow the entry (of migrants). Because this anti-immigrant policy is also very hypocritical, they have no labor force and migrants are sanctioned or persecuted,” he said at a press conference.
Musk discusses immigration crisis in the middle of the Texas border in a live show
At the National Palace, the federal president recognized as an advance the program for the entry of Central American and Caribbean migrants to the United States by U.S. President Joe Biden, but said it is not enough.
“President Biden has made progress in delivering these work visas to migrants. We have already delivered about 400,000 visas, but more are needed. And more is needed to address the problem in the places of origin because those who leave already have a destination, they want to reach the United States.
“So, what we have to do is to ensure that they have work and welfare opportunities in their hometowns,” he said.
Yesterday, in a live broadcast, billionaire Elon Musk discussed the immigration crisis at the border. On Wednesday he announced that he would visit Eagle Pass, Texas, “later this week to see what’s going on for myself” after speaking with a state congressman who called the humanitarian crisis at the border “a serious problem.”
In a live statement, he indicated that “as an immigrant to the United States, I am extremely pro-immigrant and believe that we need an expanded immigration system so that anyone who is hardworking and honest is allowed in.”
X’s executive director also pointed out that legal migration should be “facilitated and stop the flow,” and mentioned that the US “should not allow people in the country to break the law (…) But we should not allow people in who break the law. That doesn’t make sense. The law exists for a reason,” he said.