Mexico’s president will support measures aimed at limiting migration Reuters

© Reuters. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during his daily news conference in Acapulco, Mexico December 20, 2023. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/File Photo

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday his government plans to strengthen measures aimed at curbing migration as it tries to help the United States deal with a record number of people trying to reach the U.S. border.

Lopez Obrador’s comments come a day after he spoke with US President Joe Biden, during which the two agreed that more enforcement is needed at their countries’ borders as record numbers of migrants disrupt border trade.

“It was agreed that we will continue to work together,” Lopez Obrador told a regular news conference. “We have a proposal to reinforce our plans, what we’ve been doing.

Lopez Obrador said he would step up efforts on Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala while seeking deals to handle more Venezuelans, Cubans, Haitians and Ecuadorians trying to enter the United States.