June 14, 2021

Violence: US Vice President Calls for Immigration Effort With Mexico

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Asylum-seeking migrants from Venezuela cross the Rio Grande into the United States from Mexico, in Del Rio, Texas.

The United States Vice President Kamala Harris said Friday that the United States and Mexico must collaborate to reduce immigration from Mexico by addressing violence and corruption in Central America.

According to the source, vice president made her appeal during virtual immigration talks with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Harris told Lopez Obrador it was in the best interests of both countries to address the root causes of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, which make up a region in Central America known as the Northern Triangle.

U.S. President Joe Biden has tasked Harris with leading the White House effort to curb immigration at the U.S. southern border, through which more than 20,000 unaccompanied children have entered the U.S. since January.

Harris said Wednesday that she would visit Mexico and Guatemala on June 7-8 to search for solutions to the immigration challenge, her first foreign trip as vice president.

 

VOA

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