Mexico will ask Biden to give visas to Central Americans who plant trees

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that Mexico would ask President Biden to give visas to Central Americans who plant tre...

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  • Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that Mexico would ask President Biden to give visas to Central Americans who plant trees
  • López Obrador has a plan to ‘kill two birds with one stone’: immigration and environmental care
  • “After three years once you have your field ready, you already have an utomatic right to a six-month work visa in the United States,” explained AMLO

This Sunday, the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said that Mexico would ask the president of the United States, Joe Biden, to give visas to Central Americans who plant trees.

The Mexican president said that next week, at the climate change summit, he would ask Biden to make USA provide work visas to those people who plant trees in Central America and southeastern Mexico.

Mexico will ask Biden to give visas to Central Americans who plant trees

Mexico will ask Biden to give visas to Central Americans who plant trees
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López Obrador has a plan to attack ‘two birds with one stone’: immigration and environmental care. So he hopes to propose “that the program be extended to Central America” Sowing Life during the virtual summit on the climate called by Biden for next Thursday, April 22.

This is a program is a project developed by the Mexican government through which they provide aid to peasants in the southeast of the country in exchange for planting fruit and timber trees, reported EFE.

How would AMLO’s plan work?

Mexico will ask Biden to give visas to Central Americans who plant trees
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In a video recorded from his ranch in Chiapas, López Obrador explained how, according to him, this project would work, which this time would also need the support of the US government in order to function.

“After three years and you have your cultivation, you already have your automatic right to a six-month work visa to the United States. And three years after obtaining your work visa, with good behavior, you already have the right to apply for your US nationality, “he said.

Work visas for ‘sowing life’

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The Mexican president defended that this is a doubly favorable idea since “it allows people not to be forced to migrate and it helps the environment” and he ventured to make some estimates.

With this incentive, in a period of three years, about three million hectares would be cultivated, which in turn would generate 1.3 million jobs in Mexico and Central America, he said. That is why people motivated by plantation work would ‘avoid’ the trip to the US.

Get American Citizenship by Planting Trees

Mexico will ask Biden to give visas to Central Americans who plant trees
Mexico will ask Biden to give visas to Central Americans who plant trees. Photo: Gettyimages

But that would not be all, because Mexico’s proposal for Mexican and Central American farmers indicates that those who have already passed three years as part of the plan, then can request a temporary work visa in United States.

While those who have already passed six years as part of the plan, then they will be able to apply for North American citizenship. “It is to order the migratory flow, not to apply coercive measures. Migrants are extraordinary beings, the world has taken over migrants ”, he added.

Mexico-United States border

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The border between Mexico and the United States continues to be one of the busiest in the world. Just last week, the Biden administration revealed that in March they detained more than 172,000 immigrants, of whom 19,000 were minors. Both figures became a historical record.

For its part, the National Migration Institute of Mexico indicated that in March they detained 17,445 immigrants, which represents a significant increase considering that last December there were 6,172 cases, EFE reported.

López Obrador concerned about immigration

AMLO calls on the US Senate and Democrats pressure Biden for immigration reform
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Indeed, the immigration issue worries the Mexican president, who admitted that in March the number of immigrants crossing his country to the United States “overflowed” and acknowledged that the worst part is borne by minors.

“The worst thing is that human traffickers are suggesting that they take children” and that is “cruel, undesirable and vile,” said López Obrador. Finally, he suggested that Canada, the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras should achieve a “regional agreement on migration”.

AMLO calls the US Senate

immigration reform
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This week, in one of his morning conferences, the Mexican president called on the US Senate to quickly approve the immigration reform that they are still discussing.

“Due to this crisis, I would like to respectfully urge you to do it quickly, soon. Because President Biden is asking for $ 4 billion, and they have to pass it in Congress. Hopefully they will hurry, because we must address the causes ”of the situation that affects the common border, said the Mexican president.

Mexico and the United States “reaching agreements”

Family Child Abandoned Border Border Patrol
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After his request, López Obrador recalled that he has “very good relations” with President Joe Biden and indicated that both countries are “reaching agreements” on immigration, he said. The opinion.

In the middle of his speech, he regretted that a new wave of immigration was unleashed after Biden’s immigration promises that were taken advantage of “by traffickers” and that in the middle of this delicate situation so many minors were trapped. “There is a serious situation of use of girls and boys,” he said.

Biden under great pressure

AMLO calls the US Senate and Democrats pressure Biden
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The debate on immigration reform remains open. Just now a group of Democratic congressmen have made a new request to President Biden: that he include in his immigration project those who have performed essential jobs during the pandemic.

“In the past year, essential workers have proven to be a truly important part of our nation’s critical infrastructure and a crucial part of the backbone of our society,” says the letter endorsed by 18 congressmen, including Alex Padilla (California) and Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts).

Citizenship for Essential Workers

AMLO calls the US Senate and Democrats pressure Biden
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The congressmen stressed that “these workers have kept the United States fed, healthy and safe during this pandemic … and will be equally essential to the economic recovery of our nation.”

The new application that is expected to be integrated into the Biden plan bears the name of project HR 1909 (in the House of Representatives) or S. 747 (in the Senate), commonly known as the Essential Workers Citizenship Act.

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