The Vice President of the United States assures that she will visit the border soon
The UN calls for dialogue between the countries affected by migration crises
Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, described her trip to Mexico and Guatemala as a “success” due to the progress made in promoting progress in the region and combating migration.
At a press conference in Mexico after her meeting with the Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, with whose government she signed a cooperation agreement, the Vice President honored her trip with it.
With this in mind, he highlighted the Memorandum of Understanding signed with Mexico in support of the country and the dialogue against corruption carried out in Guatemala.
Harris in that speech highlighted Washington’s support for the economic sector in the region to foster development, particularly by working with the Mexican economic sector, and also underlined the White House’s announcement of $ 130 million to promote Mexican labor reform and the 48 million dollars in support for housing and the countryside in the country, reports the Mexican media ‘Milenio’.
Likewise, during his meeting with López Obrador, he pointed out that the requirements for applying for visas for the United States need to be made more flexible, although this issue will be addressed in the future.
Harris, on the other hand, has brought up the controversy surrounding his visit to the US-Mexico border, as he has been criticized for not visiting them during that trip. In this regard, he has announced that he will be visiting the place soon, although primarily emphasizing the need to address the root causes of people migrating from Central America.
“Yes, I will visit the border, I have already done it, they know that I have spent a lot of time at the border and I am very aware of the problems,” he said, adding that “if one” We want to face the problems, we have to go to the center. The president (Joe Biden) asked me to work on the root causes of the migration, so I went to Guatemala, “he insisted.
In this context, he has also deepened that the White House is striving to find the immigration-segregated families, a job that “will be worth it,” he added, to reiterate his intention to address the “problem” generation “the migration.
United States President Joe Biden has tasked Harris with leading efforts to reduce migratory flows from Central America to the United States.
Harris met with the President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, this Monday and traveled to Mexico on Tuesday to visit the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. This trip has been interpreted as an example of the importance the Biden Administration attaches to the Central American region and migration from the region.
UN CALL FOR DIALOGUE IN THE FACE OF THE MIGRATION CRISIS
United Nations General Secretariat spokesman Stéphane Dujarric, responding to the daily press conference on statements by Kamala Harris that migrants had not tried to cross the border, replied, “It is not his job to go into details.” he called for a dialogue between the countries affected by the migration crisis.
“There needs to be an active dialogue between the countries of residence, destination, origin and transit,” he said, adding that the role of the United Nations is to “support the institutions in the countries to ensure that the People live in places where their basic rights are respected. “
“We want countries to enter into a fruitful dialogue to manage migration and ensure that immigrants do not fall into the hands of criminal elements who take away not only their money but also their dignity,” he concluded.