Under President Joe Biden, more refugees want to return to the USA. The Democrat is therefore under pressure. Now the US government has made a proposal to solve the problem.
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The US government wants to further curb migration from Central America. For this, the Americans want to support various countries with economic aid. During a video session with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Friday, US Vice President Kamala Harris promised various steps to improve trade and the economic situation in the region, the White House announced. Harris and Obrador have also expressed their will to work more closely together in the fight against smuggling and human trafficking in order to break down criminal networks.
According to journalists present, Obrador said in an opening statement at the beginning of the switch that the US could count on Mexico. His country will help with the migration issue. There are many similarities at this point.
Escape from violence and corruption
The vast majority of those who attempt to enter the United States via Mexico are either from Mexico itself or from one of the Central American states of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. These countries suffer from violence, corruption and poverty as well as drought and malnutrition. Added to this are the consequences of two devastating hurricanes in November.
The number of migrants and refugees who want to cross the southern border into the USA has risen significantly recently. There are also many unaccompanied minors among the migrants. US President Joe Biden is under increasing pressure because of the rising numbers. The Republicans accuse the Democrats of sparking a crisis with his more liberal migration policies. The Republican ex-President Donald Trump had made a tough isolation of the southern border one of his priorities.
In March, Biden had placed the control of migration from Central America in the hands of his deputy. Harris is supposed to lead diplomatic efforts with countries in the region and find ways to prevent people from heading for the United States.