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Mexican president voices support for Biden plans on coronavirus, economy, migration

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador voiced his support on Thursday for President Biden’s coronavirus, economy and migration plans.

“We agree with the agenda they presented, with what Biden is promising,” López Obrador said in a news conference according to Reuters.

Biden has signed a handful of executive orders since his inauguration, some of which undo some of the hard-line immigration policies instituted by former President Trump.

Among the orders includes one that halts the construction of Trump’s highly-touted “border wall” between the U.S. and Mexico, as well as an order preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

The Department of Homeland Security is also pausing removals of certain noncitizen for 100 days beginning Friday pending a review of current immigration policy.

Biden on Wednesday sent the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 to Congress shortly after being sworn in, which López Obrador described that bill as “very good,” according to Reuters.

If passed, the bill would create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, prioritize border control measures and address the root cause of migration.

López Obrador had previously asked Biden to provide legal immigration status to Mexican nationals who are working in the U.S. 

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