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Biden and AMLO discuss immigration crisis

Presidents Joe Biden and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador spoke by phone on Thursday about the migration crisis on the border their nations share.

According to John Kirby, spokesman for the National Security Council, the presidents agreed that «additional enforcement measures are urgently needed» to reopen ports on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The arrival of migrants at those points «has depleted federal resources and led to port closures,» he said.

AMLO and Biden discussed «ongoing efforts to manage unprecedented migration flows in the Western Hemisphere, building on the Los Angeles Declaration for Migration and Protection,» the U.S. official said.

He also informed the press that senior U.S. officials, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and White House Homeland Security Advisor Liz Sherwood-Randall, will travel to Mexico in the coming days to discuss further actions.

Border security, a Biden vulnerability for the 2024 election race, has been pushed to the forefront by negotiations on an immigration deal tied to the supplemental request for military aid for Ukraine.

(With information from Prensa Latina)

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