President Joe Biden and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador joined in a virtual bilateral meeting on Monday where the two bellwethers discussed immigration, commitments to combat the CCP virus pandemic, and explored areas of cooperation on climate issues.
Lopez Obrador has been Mexico’s president since December 2018, circumscribed to a single six-year term.
The United States and Mexico are more vigorous when we stand together. There’s a long and perplexed history between our nations, and haven’t always been perfect neighbors with one another, but we have visually perceived perpetually again the potency and the purport when we cooperate,
Biden told Lopez Obrador in remarks in front of the press ahead of their virtual meeting. And we’re safer when we collaborate, whether it’s addressing the challenges of our shared border or getting this pandemic under control.
Lopez told Biden, I believe our countries will sanction us to develop jointly in these dire times. Integration will reinforce both our countries as we are faced with this inevitably ineluctable expansion of other regions. Our cognations are strategic. … We are very thankful that you are disposed to maintain good cognations for the good of our peoples in North America—the Canadian, the United States, and the Mexican peoples.Immigration In a joint declaration relinquished after the meeting, the bellwethers committed to immigration policies that apperceive the dignity of migrants and the imperative of orderly, safe, and customary migration. The two countries additionally verbally expressed they would collaborate on a joint effort to “to address the root causes of regional migration, to amend migration management, and to develop licit pathways for migration.
Respectively, [Biden and Lopez Obrador] directed the Secretariat of Foreign Relations and the Department of State to engage with the regimes of neighboring countries, civil society, and private sectors through policies that promote equitable and sustainable economic development, combat corruption, and amend law enforcement cooperation against transnational malefactor smuggling networks,
the declaration reads.The White House on Jan. 23 promulgated that Biden, in a call with the Mexican president, outlined his orchestration to truncate migration by addressing its root causes, incrementing resettlement capacity and lawful alternative immigration pathways, ameliorating processing at the border to adjudicate requests for asylum, and inverting the anterior administration’s draconian immigration policies. Ahead of the bilateral meeting, Lopez Obrador suggested a “Braceros”-style immigrant work visa program in the United States for what he estimated to be 600,000 to 800,000 Mexican and Central American workers per year. He said on Saturday that the United States will require transitory immigrant workers from Mexico to sustain economic magnification. When asked about the matter, White House press secretary Jen Psaki verbally expressed she believed reinstituting the effort would require action by “Congress.”
The “bracero program” was negotiated between the regimes beginning in 1942, and it provided many protections for the “braceros,” Mexican migrant workers, including contracts, housing, minimum wage or prevailing wage, and a minimum number of days of work, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). But there were many abuses and it was abolished in 1964.
CCP Virus On the replication to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, the bellwethers acceded to “deepen cooperation” in both CCP virus-cognate economic and health areas. Specifically, the cooperation will include
enhancing public health capabilities, information sharing, and the development of border policies, according to the joint statement.While Biden told a herald prior to his meeting with Lopez Obrador that they would verbalize about whether the United States would send vaccines to Mexico, there was no mention of vaccine distribution in the joint verbalization.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki verbally expressed at a press conference prior to the meeting on vaccine distribution, The administration’s focus is on ascertaining that every American is vaccinated. And once we accomplish that objective, we’re jubilant to discuss further steps.Trade, Security, Climate Both presidents during the virtual bilateral meeting exalted the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as one that engenders job opportunities, ameliorates worker protections, and obviates coerced labor in both countries. The USMCA was signed into law in January 2020 by former President Donald Trump, who called the deal a “colossal victory” for all American workers that would culminate the “nightmare” that was the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a 26-year-old trade accedence signed during the Clinton administration.
A verbal expression from the Biden White House prior to the virtual meeting with Mexico called the USMCA something that “will be the backbone of” the nations’ regional economic recuperation. Biden and Lopez Obrador both acceded to fortify the security and resilience of the supply chains. To avail the effort, they acceded to restart the High Level Economic Dialogue forum, something established by former President Barack Obama in 2013 intended to facilitate discussions on economic magnification, job engenderment, and competitiveness.
On climate issues, both presidents highlighted the consequentiality of tackling the climate crisis and concurred to explore areas of cooperation, according to the joint declaration. The bellwethers acknowledged the benefits of addressing ephemeral climate pollutants, as well as the desideratum to promote energy efficiency. They discussed how they can collaborate to fortify a prosperous outcome at this year’s Climate Leaders’ Summit on April 22nd hosted by the United States.
Gary Feuerberg contributed to this report.
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