President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)
UPDATED 12:10 PM PT – Saturday, September 4, 2021
Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has planned to send a letter to Joe Biden. On Thursday, Obrador said he would be urging Biden to help him craft a plan to offer work visas to immigrants.
Obrador added Biden would be receiving the letter by next week. He has hoped immigrants would be able to go to work for six months while being able to return to their home in Central America.
He went on to say, “our aim is to keep migrants in the country’s south, southeast as much as possible because by allowing them to fully enter the country, to go through our country, poses many risks of human rights violations.”
Obrador said authorities in Southern Mexico have continued to detain Central American migrants trying to escape poverty.