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Mexico’s foreign minister meets with US homeland security

Mexico’s foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Case met with Kirstjen Nielsen, the US Secretary of Homeland Security, to follow up on issues on the bilateral agenda including the protection of the rights of Mexicans in the US.

Luis Videgaray reiterated to the US that one of her priorities is to promote and safeguard the rights of nationals, regardless of their immigration status.

He also stressed the importance of maintaining the mechanisms of collaboration between both nations because they guarantee that the repatriations of Mexicans will be carried out in a dignified, orderly and safe manner.

According to a statement from the foreign minister, the secretaries discussed the progress that cooperation has made in combating transnational criminal organizations.

He indicated that the officials also evaluated the projects that have been implemented to modernize border infrastructure with the purpose of promoting an orderly and efficient crossing of goods and people between the two countries.

Luis Videgaray and Kirstjen Nielsen expressed their commitment that the border between the two nations continue as an area of shared prosperity and said they will maintain a close and constant dialogue to advance issues of common interest.