Mexican President: Biden's immigration policy is encouraging illegal immigration, boosting drug cartels

Mexico’s government is worried the new U.S. administration’s asylum policies are stoking illegal immigration and creating business for organized crime, according to officials and internal assessments seen by Reuters.

Ever since President Joe Biden won the White House vowing to undo the hardline approach of his predecessor Donald Trump, Mexico has both looked forward to an end to migration burdens imposed by Trump, and braced for a new influx of people.

Detentions on the U.S border have surged since Biden took office on Jan. 20. Mexico has urged Washington to help stem the flow by providing development aid to Central America, from where most migrants come, driven by a humanitarian crisis.

“They see him as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said of Biden the morning after a virtual meeting with his U.S. counterpart on March 1.

“We need to work together to regulate the flow, because this business can’t be tackled from one day to the next.”

Previously unreported details in the internal assessments, based on testimonies and intelligence gathering, state that gangs are diversifying methods of smuggling and winning clients as they eye U.S. measures that will “incentivize migration.”

Apprehensions on the U.S.-Mexico border in February hit levels unseen since mid-2019, and were the highest for that month in 15 years, data reported by Reuters showed.

Among U.S. steps Mexico worries are encouraging migration are improved support for victims of gangs and violence, streamlining of the legalization process, and suspension of Trump-era accords that deported people to Central America.

Recent Mexican policies are also encouraging migration, according to one assessment. It saw potential fillips in measures such as offering COVID-19 vaccines to migrants, as well as better protections for undocumented children.

One Mexican official familiar with migration developments, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said organized crime began changing its modus operandi “from the day Biden took office” and now exhibited “unprecedented” levels of sophistication.

That includes briefing clients on the latest immigration rules, using technology to outfox authorities, and disguising smuggling operations as travel agencies, assessments showed….[    ]

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4 months ago

To plagiarize myself:
Only 10% of the buck makes it to The Big Guy

4 months ago

Soooo will the woke crowd call Mexico racist? Lol

4 months ago

These aren’t Biden policies. He doesn’t even know what basement he locked in

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4 months ago

Now if you won’t believe the President of Mexico that the US Democratic Party through their policies, promotes drug trafficking amongst minorities, then I guess you’ll never believe it.

final frontier
4 months ago

Follow the money. Have to wonder is someone getting kick backs from the cartels and the human trafficking operations.

4 months ago

“Mexican President = Captain Obvious”

4 months ago

Since half the population of Mexico is already in the USA, Make Mexico state 51 clean up drug cartels and concentrate border resources on Mexico’s southern border. 
Viva Mexi

4 months ago

In further news, as defunding police actions have continued, MS-13 has begun patrolling US latino communities chainsaws in hand extracting protection funds creating a utopia in the American heartland. 

4 months ago

The Democrat Party is a cartel. Cartels working with cartels. It’s mutual benefit. Mexican cartels get money, the American cartel gets votes. Money for votes

4 months ago

So biden is also taking money from the cartels?

4 months ago

Democrats are ok for our neighborhoods to have burned looted and murders as long as the national guard protects them. 

4 months ago

Mexico has a better, more legitimate president.

4 months ago

Dotard in chief getting trolled from south of the border now.

Suck it up dems. Suck it all up. You own this garbage now.

4 months ago

Well at least the illegals have representation in this country, cause us Americans sure the hell don’t..

Crasher K
4 months ago

How bad is it now??
Mexico is trying to help the US get it right.

4 months ago

Illegal aliens from Central America are going to get the COVID vaccine before lawful U.S. citizens. Great leadership B-team.

4 months ago

The more dependent illegals that come into the U.S., the better for the Democrats. This create a new voter pool dependent on their handouts and ensures that they stay in power.

4 months ago

Why should we be surprised. Our “commander in thief” is a criminal, he and his party stole the election, now he’s helping Mexican criminals cross the border. Makes complete sense to me. Crime is now the norm.

Uncle Chubby
4 months ago

Armed border fence around the Capitol in D.C. but the southernborder has been thrownwide open. That’s this demshevik regime in a nutshell.

4 months ago

How messed up do you have to be getting criticized by Mexico on illegal

4 months ago

80,000,000 votes?


Rudi Mentary
4 months ago

“brings revenue to drug cartels”
a criminal (sleepy Joe) helping another type of criminals (drug cartels)

4 months ago

So Obrador’s not worried about the loss of all those future brain surgeons and rocket scientists? 

This can’t be happening!

4 months ago

Coyotes for Biden!

Ms Merit
4 months ago

That’s the definition of Treason!



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