Under that scenario, it is the doctor Tomás Milton Muñoz, professor and researcher at the UNAM Center for International Relations, who adds that, with Harris’ position, President López Obrador can take the opportunity to request more support on migration issues.
Above all, says the academic, that The United States give Mexico a hand regarding the thousands of migrants who continue to wait in Mexican territory to enter the northern country and achieve the American dream.
“Harris’s presence is an opportunity to remind him that we still have thousands of people who are still waiting for their asylum process in conditions that are not safe, especially in the north of the country, where they cannot support them in the best way”, think Milton Muñoz.
With the arrival of Kamala Harris, it is also believed that President López Obrador will not remove his stellar project from the negotiating table Sowing Life, with which he tries to stop immigration to the United States through financial support.
And although there has been no denial by the Democratic government for the Mexican plan so far, it is likely that Harris will not fully accept it. due to the time this project requires to see results.
“Kamala Harris is in dire need of results, and the Sembrando Vida program, or any other that is focused on strengthening the development of the regions, is going to take time, maybe 15 years. It will not have immediate results (…) That’s why I don’t think the vice president will accept the president’s plan completely, there will have to be some other short-term plans “, says the academic Calleros Alarcón.
However, it is expected that during this state visit, the plans that both countries are going to implement during the rest of their mandates on migration or border security will not be disclosed. In case it happens, these could be changed by the experience that Harris is living in Mexico and that he had in Guatemala on Monday.
“In my opinion, the purpose of this double visit is to collect as much data as possible, soak up the subject, and see first-hand the conditions of migration before formulating a plan as it is. That is why I believe that this first approach is just the beginning to reach definitive agreements; So, this meeting is going to be, more than one of tension, one of rapprochement, recognition and mutual study”, He adds
(With information from Indigo Report)