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Mexico lawmakers head to US to analyze immigration policies

Mexican lawmakers began a working tour of the United States this week to address the immigration control policy and convey the position of Mexico regarding the separation and detention of migrant families.

Accompanied by the Undersecretary for North America, Carlos Manuel Sada and Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez, deputies and senators participated in an informative session with experts from the Migration Policy Institute.

The agenda of the legislators includes two days of work in which the context and the impacts of the migration control policies recently implemented by the US government will be analyzed.

The delegation of Mexico will also hold a working breakfast headed by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Luis Videgaray Caso, and later meet with various US congressmen including senators Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and Ron Johnson, chairman of the Internal Security Committee.

Meetings are also planned with representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham, president of the Hispanic Caucus as well as Paul Cook, president of the Subcommittee of the Western Hemisphere and Will Hurd (R-TX), sponsor of the bipartisan US Act initiative to propose a legislative solution for Dreamers.

The Mexican government said that the group was also planning a meeting with specialists from the Migration Policy Institute at the headquarters of the Mexican Embassy in the United States to learn about the context on immigration control policies for undocumented families.

There, Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray will convey the position of Mexico on the separation and detention of migrant families by the United States government.