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MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president mentioned Monday he’ll discuss with U.S. President Joe Biden by phone on Tuesday about immigration and the fentanyl disaster.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador mentioned the leaders can even talk about improvement packages to assist stem the movement of migrants to the U.S. border. The dialog comes two days earlier than the top of pandemic-era immigration restrictions that allowed U.S. authorities to rapidly expel migrants who crossed the border illegally.

López Obrador appealed to migrants to not use smugglers to journey to the U.S. border.

“Don’t permit yourselves to be fooled,” López Obrador mentioned throughout his morning information briefing. “Don’t permit yourselves to be blackmailed by coyotes, smugglers, who put you in danger.”

Mexico agreed final week to continue to accept migrants from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba and Nicaragua who’re turned away on the border, in addition to another migrants from Central America.

The Mexican president has beforehand requested the U.S. authorities to contribute extra improvement help to Central America so folks gained’t should migrate.

López Obrador has additionally slammed proposals by U.S. Republican legislators to make it harder to use for asylum and simpler for authorities to dam migrants on the border.

“This actually degrades them, morally,” he mentioned.

The 2 presidents can even talk about the fentanyl disaster. The artificial opioid, primarily smuggled in from Mexico, has brought on about 70,000 overdose deaths per yr in the US.

López Obrador has denied that drug cartels make fentanyl in Mexico, though he has acknowledged that precursor chemical compounds — and, he claims, completed fentanyl — are smuggled into Mexico from China, a declare China has denied.