The left-wing government in Mexico has chosen a policy shift in the country’s perspective on immigration after the United States pledged to invest 4.8 billion dollars in cooperation and development with Mexico to tackle the migration crisis, which has worsened in recent months with Central America, the Mexican media reported.
The Mexican government confirmed that the new policy, which focuses on the economic motivation of southern Mexico and Central America, renewed dialogue with US authorities on the subject.
A bilateral meeting in January is expected to set the next steps of the new strategy, despite the fact that President Donald Trump did not speak about the plan.
Following the ratification of the UN Global Migration Charter, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard said that alongside the United States, immigration policy is being developed in a plan that is in line with the agreement reached by 152 countries.
“Mexico is the first country in the world are adjusting their immigration policies. “In addition, he pointed out that the new Mexican perspective helps to form a different relationship with the countries of Central America.
Among the steps being taken by the Mexican government to restructure its policy are the revision of visa standards for Central American countries and visitor permits from the border will be expanded and are now available to Guatemalans.
The United States has also led the Mexican authorities to establish an Integrated Child and Adolescent Protection Committee to serve all those who travel alone.