Mexico and the United States discuss the need to stem an “unprecedented migratory flow”

Mexican and U.S. officials discussed the need to address the “unprecedented flow” of migrants in the region and its root causes, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico said Monday after a high-level meeting in Mexico.

Mexico has agreed with the U.S. delegation, led by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, to work on border infrastructure “to create a 21st century border between the United States and Mexico that enhances security and facilitates trade. “, said the American ambassador Ken Salazar in a tweet. Mexico’s foreign ministry said a planned border crossing east of the Otay Mesa port of entry, called Otay II, was considered a “strategic priority.”

Mexico’s National Migration Institute said it arrested more than 2,100 migrants of various nationalities bound for the United States over the weekend, including Mexicans. Others included people from Cuba, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Earlier, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Twitter that his government discussed labor and migration issues during the meeting with Mayorkas.

“We continue to promote development cooperation with justice and respect for human rights,” said Lopez Obrador. While most of the migrants captured at the U.S. border are from Central America, authorities are seeing Russians and Ukrainians crossing from Mexico into the United States, the government of the border city of Tijuana said. The authorities try to support them by distributing information in Russian and Ukrainian.

Mayorkas is in Mexico for meetings on Monday before heading to Costa Rica on Tuesday.

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