As Mexico cracks down on migrants, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador gains leverage with Washington

President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on November 20, 2022, in Mexico City. Mexico City CNN —

Last month, as the Biden administration scrambled to manage the latest wave of migrants overwhelming the US southern border, top US immigration authorities crossed into Mexico for an emergency meeting.

Seated around a Ciudad Juárez conference room, the officials and their Mexican counterparts drafted a 15-point plan to help defuse the flashpoint – most of it a checklist of actions for the Mexican government. Notably, according to a readout from Mexico’s federal immigration agency, Mexico agreed to carry out more costly deportations of […]

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