Mexico Lists Demands To Assist With Biden’s Border Crisis

President Joe Biden’s refusal to secure the southern border has allowed millions of illegal immigrants to pour across the border. Considering the gravity of the situation, the Biden administration is now depending on Mexico for help with the crisis, with the country recently listing several demands in exchange for its assistance.

Officials from both nations’ governments have said that Mexico has a list of desired actions it seeks from the U.S. in exchange for a helping hand with the southern border crisis.

Among Mexico’s please include the U.S. granting amnesty to around 10 million illegal immigrants.

Under Biden’s watch, illegal immigration has skyrocketed repeatedly. Just recently, in December 2023, illegal border crossings at the southern border reached a new high.

Considering that Biden refuses to enforce border security measures, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently traveled to Mexico to meet with the country’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to ask if he could assist with the ongoing crisis.

On Jan. 5, 2024, López Obrador said Mexico would only cooperate with the U.S. in tackling the illegal immigration crisis if America agreed to approve a measure to send $20 billion to Latin American and Caribbean countries and remove sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba while allowing at least 10 million unlawful migrants to remain in the U.S.

In December 2023, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported that 300,000 illegal immigrants were processed at the southern border, marking a new record high.

A prominent Biden administration official told NBC News, responding to López Obrador’s requests, that the Mexican president “has a very ambitious agenda. For some of those things, we would need Congress to act. We share the vision that we need to lift up the region.”

As for the U.S., negotiators are seeking that Mexico ramp up security measures alongside its southern border with Guatemala and deport more illegal immigrants encountered within Mexico.

Since Biden took office, the U.S. has been subjected to a large-scale crisis at the southern border that has jeopardized the lives of Americans. Fentanyl has poured right across the border in record numbers and has taken the lives of more than 100,000 Americans.