President Donald Trump again threatened to block the passage of immigrants from Mexico, and the president of that country, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in an unusual gesture, agreed with him. AMLO said that Mexico had to help alleviate the immigration situation on the border by providing jobs for both Mexicans and citizens of Central American countries through work visas.
President Donald Trump again suggested this Thursday on Twitter, as he has done in the past, that he would close the southern border with Mexico, citing an unprecedented crisis due to the arrival of immigrants to the country.
“Mexico is not doing anything to stop the illegal flow of immigrants to our country, they are pure words and no action, in the same way, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have taken our money for years and do nothing. They do not care, what bad laws, maybe they’ll close the Southern Border! “
This time, however, the president of the neighboring country of the south, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, responded.
“The issue is being addressed, we are insisting that the causes that cause migration must be addressed fundamentally,” López Obrador said at his press conference on Thursday, according to local media.
The Mexican president said that the US concern and insistence on the migratory crisis is “legitimate”, that it respects its position and that its solution is to offer more employment in Mexico so that “immigration is voluntary, not mandatory.”
“We are going to help us in everything we can. We do not want in any way to confront us with the US government; We are going to maintain a very respectful relationship with the government and with President Donald Trump, “he said.
In addition, he suggested providing visas for the citizens of the most affected Central American countries: Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
“We do it for humanitarian reasons, we do it because we have the possibility of offering jobs. We are going to reach a situation where there will be 100 percent occupation, full employment. For humanitarian reasons we can help with employment to temper the migratory flow of Central Americans to the US and to have constant communication so that the problem they have is resolved. “
Lopez Obrador said he instructed several in his cabinet to help with the demand of the US government, and “it is legitimate that they are dissatisfied and make these claims, nothing more than we have a conception, if not different, yes with some nuances “
Source: la jornada
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