After Biden’s Call To Change Border Policies, Mexico’s President Says Deportations Continue As Usual

By Rodrigo Cervantes
Published: Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 4:23pm
Updated: Friday, February 12, 2021 - 8:29am
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MEXICO CITY — President Biden has ended the declaration of emergency at the border with Mexico, ordered by his predecessor two years ago. But Mexico’s president says U.S. deportations continue, as does Mexico's strategy to control migration at its southern border. 

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asks his “migrant brothers and sisters” to avoid coming into Mexico.

The president claims deportations from the U.S. continue at the same pace as during the Trump administration. He says he understands president Biden’s intentions and knows U.S. policies can’t change overnight.

López Obrador's government will continue to hold Central American migrants at Mexico's southern border to control irregular migrations and for the migrants’ own safety.

He said his country is dangerous for migrants seeking passage to the U.S., particularly with the violence and organized crime in Tamaulipas, the border state with Texas.

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