Mexico would like the Joe Biden administration to legalize Mexican migrants currently working in the United States. The proposal was made by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, according to Reuters.
“We propose to legalize our compatriots who have worked for many years contributing to this great nation,” López Obrador told reporters. He wished the U.S. president-elect well in the run-up to the inauguration and hoped the event would take place peacefully.
Biden’s inauguration will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20. Outgoing Vice President Mike Pence will be in attendance. Incumbent President Donald Trump refused to attend the ceremony, breaking 150 years of tradition, and left Washington hours before the festivities.
In December, it was reported that Biden had promised to lift Trump’s restrictions against migrants. He promised to assess the necessary steps to “clear up the humanitarian disaster.” The politician said he intends to create opportunities to work quickly with asylum seekers in the U.S. while avoiding a crisis amid a coronavirus pandemic.