US and Mexico admit failure of immigration policy

International Business News  –  The United States and Mexico acknowledged the failure of their immigration policy on the 28th, and once again pledged to fight human trafficking, according to Efe in Washington. It comes after at least 50 migrants were found dead inside a truck in San Antonio, Texas, in the biggest tragedy of its kind in decades.

The U.S. ambassador to Mexico expressed regret on social media: “This is the result of a broken and dysfunctional immigration law.” Meanwhile, Mexican President Lopez called the incident a “tremendous misfortune” at a news conference it also blames human trafficking and the “lack of control” at common borders and “within the United States”.

According to reports, just two weeks before the incident, 20 countries in the Americas, including the United States and Mexico, signed a pledge to curb forced migration during the Americas Summit in Los Angeles.

In the coming days, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the permanence of the “remain in Mexico” policy, an immigration policy enacted by Donald Trump in 2019 that forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico until the U.S. court decides on its circumstances.