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Mexico and the US are discussing the need to stem the “unprecedented flow of migrants”.

FILE PHOTO: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds a news conference in Tapachula
FILE PHOTO: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds a news conference after slamming EU lawmakers at a military base in Tapachula, Mexico March 11, 2022 for criticizing his media antagonism. MEXICO PRESIDENT/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

March 15, 2022

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico and US officials discussed the need to address the “unprecedented flow” of migrants in the region and its root causes, the US ambassador to Mexico said on Monday after a high-level meeting in Mexico City .

Mexico agreed with the US delegation, led by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, to work on border infrastructure “to create a 21st-century border between the United States and Mexico that enhances security and facilitates trade,” US said -Ambassador Ken Salazar in a tweet.

Mexico’s foreign ministry said a border crossing project east of the Otay Mesa port of entry, called Otay II, is being discussed as a “strategic priority.”

Mexico’s National Migration Institute said it detained more than 2,100 migrants of various nationalities, including Mexicans, en route to the United States over the weekend. Others were people from Cuba, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Earlier, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Twitter that his government discussed labor and migration issues at the meeting with Mayorkas.

“We continue to promote cooperation for development with justice and respect for human rights,” said Lopez Obrador.

While most migrants apprehended at the US border are from Central America, officials are seeing Russians and Ukrainians coming into the United States from Mexico, the government of the border city of Tijuana said. Officials try to support them by distributing information in Russian and Ukrainian.

Mayorkas is in Mexico for meetings on Monday before he is due to visit Costa Rica on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Cassandra Garrison and Lizbeth Diaz; Editing by Bernard Orr, David Gregorio and Sam Holmes)

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