Mexico’s president made his second White House visit Tuesday as the Biden administration said it is on track to double the number of temporary-worker visas for migrants from Mexico and Central America. The move comes as migration increases from Central America’s Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
The left-leaning populist leader held a lengthy public discourse with U.S. President Joe Biden in the Oval Office before the two sat down privately to discuss the neighbors’ shared challenges.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador previously met with Biden in the White House in late 2021, for a three-way summit with Canada.
On Tuesday, the left-wing leader had Biden all to himself in the Oval Office.
U.S. President Joe Biden listens during his meeting with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, July 12, 2022.