Despite migrant crisis, border ‘not real focus’ for Biden in summit with Mexico President AMLO

Despite migrant crisis, border ‘not real focus’ for Biden in summit with Mexico President AMLO


Leaders of the two countries bordering the US will converge at the White House Thursday — but despite a raging migrant crisis the border is not expected to be major topic of conversation.

President Biden will host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador Thursday but White House officials say Biden doesn’t intend to make the migrant crisis at the southern border, where apprehensions are at a least 35-year high, a focus of the talks.

Biden administration officials repeatedly stressed to reporters on a preview call that Biden doesn’t intend to focus on the border or discuss the pending court-ordered resurrection of the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy that allowed the US to keep most asylum seekers

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