US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mallorcas is in Mexico to discuss immigration and border security.
Mexico aims to phase out epidemic restrictions along its border with the United States as the local population progresses on vaccination against COVID-19, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday.
Ebrad said the reopening of the border would be discussed with US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mallorcas, who arrived in Mexico late Monday.
“Mexico is going to make an emergency vaccination effort so that our cities have the same vaccination standards as the United States,” Ebrard told a news conference.
The goal is to ensure that Mexico’s border towns have the same level of protection against COVID-19 as U.S. cities, so there is no other reason to defend the restrictions, Ebrard said.
“Once we reach that stage, which will start today along the entire border, there will be no sanitary argument for maintaining those restrictions,” he said.
On Tuesday, Mexico received about 1.35 million doses of onson onson vaccines from the United States, which will be used to vaccinate people over the age of 18 on the Mexican border, the government said.
The vaccine will be used to vaccinate anyone over the age of 18 in four U.S. border cities: Tijuana, Mexico, and Ciudad Juarez-Reynosa.
The United States իկան Mexico has restricted border crossings with major travel since the beginning of the epidemic. But pressure is now being exerted on both countries to ease those restrictions and resume trade.
The issue of border closures is linked to migration concerns. Եւ Mallorca is expected to hold a series of meetings with Mexican officials on Tuesday to try to find ways to curb US migration.
Mallorca is scheduled to meet with security and immigration officials.
Mexico is a key US partner in curbing the growing influx of migrants fleeing poverty and gang violence in Central America to the US-Mexico border.
At the urging of the United States, Mexico has enhanced its southern border with Guatemala with the National Guard to block migrants from traveling north.
He urged future migrants from Guatemala do not come
Since taking office in January, the Biden administration has continued to expel the vast majority of migrants arriving under President Donald Trump’s health policy last year.
Biden, who campaigned for the promise of a more welcoming approach to migrants, came under political pressure to prove that his policies were border-safe.
His Republican rivals accuse him of creating a border crisis by changing Trump’s core anti-immigration policies. human rights groups blew up his asylum policy, violation international legal obligations.