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Mexico, El Salvador presidents to meet on immigration

TAPACHULA, Mexico — The presidents of Mexico and El Salvador are set to meet in Mexico to discuss a development plan that aims to slow a surge of mostly Central American migrants toward the U.S. border.

The meeting Thursday comes amid tough U.S. pressure on President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to do more to curb irregular immigration through Mexican territory. His government has recently begun deploying some 6,000 National Guard agents to help control the influx.

But at least some migrants are skeptical.

Carlos Vindel is a 24-year-old driver from El Salvador who was waiting to request asylum in the southern Mexican city of Tapachula.

Vindel said it’s “very good” to offer migrants jobs, “but if the violence doesn’t end it won’t work.”

The Associated Press

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