Washington, DC, June 25, 2018



The Embassy of Mexico in the United States informs that this Monday afternoon, Undersecretary for North America, Carlos Manuel Sada, Ambassador to the United States, Gerónimo Gutiérrez, and a delegation of Mexican lawmakers who are conducting a work visit to Washington, D.C., participated in a briefing with experts from the Migration Policy Institute.


This meeting is part of a two-day agenda to analyze the context and impact of the policies for migration control, recently implemented by the U.S. Government. This visit is also looking to transmit the position of the Mexican Government about the family separation and the detention of undocumented migrants at the southern border of the United States.


Tomorrow, the Mexican delegation will have a work breakfast with the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Luis Videgaray Caso, and later they will meet with some congressmen, including Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), chairman of the Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations, and Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. They will also meet with Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; Paul Cook (R-CA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere; and Will Hurd (R-TX), sponsor of the USA Act, a bipartisan House bill that would protect Dreamers.


The Mexican delegation is led by the President of the Mexican Senate, Sen. Ernesto Cordero Arroyo (PAN), and includes Senators Laura Angélica Rojas Hernández (PAN), Luis Humberto Fernández Fuentes (PT), Angélica de la Peña Gómez (PRD), y Jesús Casillas Romero (PRI), as well as representatives Víctor Manuel Giorgana Jiménez (PRI), Sofía González Torres (PVEM), Juan Alberto Blanco Zaldívar (PAN), Macedonio Támez Guajardo (MC), Josefina González Luna (NA), and Abel Cruz Hernández (PES).