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McCormick discusses US-Mexico immigration in Al Jazeera article

March 15, 2021

Al Jazeera

Gladys McCormick

Gladys McCormick

Cooperation with Mexico on immigration is expected to remain a top priority for the U.S. Despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to loosen former President Donald Trump’s restrictive border policies, he needs Mexico to regulate the growing number of Central American migrants who are arriving, in order to avoid overwhelming the U.S.’s processing capacity, or cause a political backlash. Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, says Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is likely to request more U.S. funding than under previous arrangements with Trump to respond to the situation."[Lopez Obrador] will have to start stationing more numbers of the National Guard not just at the southern border, but on the northern border too," McCormick says. Read more in the Al Jazeera article, "Biden to broaden US-Mexican relations, keep immigration at top."

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