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Salazar says Mexico, U.S. must work together to resolve migration issue

Mexico City, Mexico — Ken Salazar, the United States ambassador to Mexico, pointed out that the two countries must work together to resolve the migration issue, which has worsened in recent months.

“We are committed to reaching a solution and between the United States and Mexico, we will try to find solutions,” said Salazar adding that it is an issue that worries both countries.

“It is a very important issue for both countries, it is an important issue for the Western Hemisphere,” he said.

He also said that like security, it is an issue that has to be addressed by authorities from both countries saying, “we have a lot to do.”

He commented that both governments agree that what has to be done “is to see how we give hope, create jobs and give better opportunities” to migrants.

He revealed that in November, he will meet with governors of the southern Mexican states as well as with NGOs and private initiative to address the situation because “it is necessary to create opportunities” so that people do not leave their home places.

From January to August, the region has registered a historical migratory flow of 147,000 undocumented people in the country, triple that of 2020.