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U.S. Labor Shortage Gives Mexico Munition for Migrant Visa Plan

  • North America needs workforce that Mexico offers, AMLO says
  • Mexico had proposed U.S. take up to 800,000 new guest workers

Days before the Three Amigos summit in Washington, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has a new pitch for his plan to have the U.S. greatly expand migrant visas: North America desperately needs workers and Mexico has them in spades.

“There can’t be economic growth without a workforce,” Lopez Obrador said at a press briefing Friday. “We have lots of things in our favor as a region. Perhaps the most important thing is our workforce, young, creative. That’s why we need to treat the migration topic differently. That is my proposal.”