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President Obrador insists on attacking the causes of migration

Mexico City, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday stressed on the importance of solving the migratory exodus by attacking its causes and not just focusing on the effects.

In response to a US journalist, the president said the first strategy is that people do not feel the need to emigrate because they do not do it for pleasure but out of necessity. If peoples are served, if they are given opportunities for work and welfare, the migratory wave is tempered; that is our main position.

Thus, we insist on it with Washington’s Government since it ought to take actions of this magnitude, Lopez Obrador detailed. He urged on the need to care for youngsters, give them work, education, respect their general rights, but they told me that this takes a long time and they were inclined to counteract the effects of migration and they never solved the problem: it was worse. Here, he stated, we began to attack the causes and Mexico has not only curbed criminal violence and the migration of nationals because it also addressed its causes. So, it is currently the second country in the world with the least unemployment, and there is no work worldwide compared to the Mayan train, or the reforestation program such as “Sembrando Vida” (Sowing life) that gives permanent work to half a million people.

That is addressing the causes, and I don’t think that in countries with a welfare state in America there are any that grant 12 million scholarships to students, and that is what helps to face the problem of violence and migration.

There was a crisis on the US border and fortunately it is defusing, but you have to learn from it and see the causes of the problem. To forget all that would be a serious mistake, but there is a danger that it will be used for political purposes because soon there will be elections in the United States.

He provided as examples the negative, arrogant and discriminatory attitudes of the Republican governors of Texas, Greg Abbott, and Florida, Ron DeSantis, the most recalcitrant of all.

Lopez Obrador denounced they are almost calling for a war against Mexico and they are willing to invade the country with the United States army in their electoral campaign because the Floridian DeSantis wants to run for president of the US.


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