Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City on Oct. 19, 2018. (State Department photo by Ron Przysucha)

Mexico Suggests Work Visas for Central Americans, Wants U.S. to Do Same

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador proposed on Wednesday offering more work visas for Central Americans and said the United States should do the same, part of a negotiation aimed at stemming the northward flow of migrants.

Lopez Obrador, who took office on Saturday, said he would discuss immigration with U.S. President Donald Trump in coming days, including increasing investment in southern Mexico and Central America.

“We are proposing investment in productive projects and in job creation, and not only that, also work visas for Mexico and for the United States,” he told a news conference, saying he would give more details “soon.”

Read more at Reuters

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