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Lopez Obrador will visit Cuba with immigration on the agenda (video)

Lopez Obrador will visit Cuba with immigration on the agenda (video)

The President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will visit Cuba and other Central American countries in May to work on immigration from these countries to the United States.

The President announced that he will visit during the working tour, in addition to Cuba, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

In his opinion, in order to control immigration from these countries to the United States, it is necessary to work on such problems as poverty and unemployment and to improve living conditions in these countries.

The president said in a press conference posted on the government’s Mexican Twitter account.

Lopez Obrador noted that his government funds programs in countries such as El Salvador and Belize, among others, to improve working conditions and reduce immigration, but emphasized that many individuals “already have a plan to go to the United States.”

“Anyone who leaves the community and leaves their family already has a plan to get to the United States,” he said.

In January alone, 9,827 Cubans entered the United States through various border points on the Mexican border, according to statistics from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) showing an alarming increase in these cases.

In addition, so far in this fiscal year, which began on October 1, 2021, more than 30,000 Cubans have arrived at the US border infrequently.

It is important to stress that Mexico has an immigration agreement with Cuba to return illegal immigrants from the Aztec country.

Until March they were implemented Eight deportations to the island, involving 581 Cubans who crossed the road from Central American countries to reach the United States.

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On the other hand, the United States announced that the Minister of National Security, Alejandro Mallorcas, will travel to Mexico on Monday, March 14, to discuss with officials from that country about a regional approach to stopping irregular immigration and creating viable legal pathways.

Mallorcas will also visit Costa Rica, where he will meet with officials from the government of Carlos Alvarado Quesada.