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Mexico urges Texas to stop inspecting cargo, blaming governor for worsening migration crisis.

Mexico Calls for End to Texas Cargo Inspections Amid Migration Concerns

Mexico Urges U.S. Government to Intervene

Mexico has appealed to the U.S. government to intervene in order to ease inspections for cargo trucks crossing the border into Texas. The Mexican president has accused Texas Governor Greg Abbott of “complicating the migration situation” and called for a resolution to the ongoing issue.

Concerns Over Exhaustive Inspections

The Mexican government is concerned about the exhaustive inspections conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, which have been restarted in recent weeks. These inspections have caused delays and incurred significant costs for Mexican businesses. Governor Abbott argues that the inspections are necessary to combat illegal immigration and drug smuggling.

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Mexican President Criticizes Abbott’s Measures

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has criticized Governor Abbott’s measures, describing them as “unilateral” and “irresponsible.” He believes that the governor is taking advantage of the situation for political gain, especially as he is up for re-election. President Lopez Obrador expressed his concerns during a press conference, stating that the migration situation is being unnecessarily complicated.

Record Numbers of Migrants at the Border

The inspections come at a time when there has been a significant increase in the number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. This surge has caused challenges for both countries in managing the flow of people. The Mexican government estimates that around $1.9 billion in goods have been held up due to the inspections, causing further economic strain.

Temporary Closure of U.S. Federal Processing

In addition to the state-mandated inspections, cargo transportation has also been affected by the temporary closure of U.S. federal processing at several border crossings. This closure has exacerbated the delays and disruptions to trade between the two countries. However, after bilateral discussions, Mexico has announced that the Bridge of the Americas between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez will partially reopen from Tuesday onwards.

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It is crucial for both Mexico and the United States to find a mutually beneficial solution to address the concerns related to cargo inspections while ensuring the smooth flow of goods and safeguarding the migration situation. Collaborative efforts between the two countries are essential to maintain a healthy and productive relationship.

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