The Biden administration will dedicate $130 million to labor movement efforts in Mexico as it seeks to stem the surge in migration to the southern United States border, Vice President Kamala Harris said Tuesday.
“President Joe Biden and I are proud of the fact that we will be the most pro-union administration we’ve seen. In that way, we see an alignment with the leadership in Mexico,” Harris told reporters during a press conference in Mexico City.
The $130 million commitment by U.S. taxpayers will support Mexican efforts to bolster working conditions and address child and forced labor, among other reforms.
Harris made the announcement while in Mexico City on Tuesday, during the second leg of a two-part foreign trip — her first since taking office.
The vice president met with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico earlier in the day