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Biden, Mexican president warn of ‘unprecedented’ migration flow

Biden, Mexican president warn of ‘unprecedented’ migration flow

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WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden and his Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador warned of "unprecedented" pressure from migration in a call Friday that highlighted a major political headache for the White House ahead of November elections, reports AFP.

"In view of the unprecedented flows of migrants from throughout the hemisphere to our two countries, the presidents reiterated the need to build stronger tools for managing regional migration surges," the White House said in a statement after the call between the two presidents. The virtual meeting, just under an hour long, showcased Biden's attempt to steer the complex relationship onto a more cooperative basis after the tempestuous, at times tense, situation under his predecessor Donald Trump.

"The tone of the call was very constructive. This was not a call where President Biden was threatening the Mexican president in any way," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, referring to Trump's aggressive brinkmanship with Mexico over illegal immigration.