MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president mentioned Tuesday that he rejected a U.S. request to arrange migrant transit facilities in Mexico. Neighboring Guatemala has arrange one such middle, the place migrants can apply for U.S. work and refugee visas.
However President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has up to now rejected a U.S. request to arrange websites in Mexico, noting he would like to have such facilities in international locations which might be the sources of migration, even supposing a substantial variety of migrants enter the US from Mexico.
López Obrador mentioned that he would elevate the topic in a gathering of Latin American leaders he’ll host later this month, suggesting that the international locations would possibly conform to a typical plan on such websites.
“We’ve got been taking a look at organising websites in Mexico, as a result of they (the US) have requested for it,” López Obrador mentioned. “We’ve got not accepted it, first we need to speak to the presidents,” referring to the Oct. 22 assembly with the leaders of 11 international locations which might be on migration routes.
The assembly will probably be held within the southern Mexico metropolis of Palenque. Amongst these anticipated to attend are Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Haiti, Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama and Belize.
Migrant transit facilities financed by the US have been arrange in Guatemala to obtain functions from Central Americans looking for to use for work visas, household reunifications or refugee standing.
The facilities are half of a bigger migratory technique geared toward lowering the massive variety of migrants from Latin American and the Caribbean to the US.
Finally, candidates with scheduled appointments will probably be obtained at places of work to be opened in eight locations throughout Guatemala.
The inflow of migrants has brought about rigidity between the US and Mexico.
On Monday, the Mexican authorities despatched a diplomatic word to the US complaining concerning the closure of some freight or prepare border crossings due to the massive variety of migrants gathered on the border.
Mexico additionally protested Texas’ truck inspections which have brought about main delays at border crossings. López Obrador claimed Monday that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s resolution to implement further truck inspections was “very irresponsible” and politically motivated.
Mexico’s nationwide freight transport chamber mentioned Sunday that 19,000 vans have been delayed on the border. The freight affiliation claimed the delayed vans have been carrying about $1.9 billion in items.
The Texas Division of Public Security mentioned it had began “enhanced industrial car security inspections” on Sept. 19 in crossing round El Paso and Del Rio, Texas, “to discourage the position of migrants and different smuggling exercise” and detect unsafe automobiles.