Mexican government unhappy with immigration bill
MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government objected on Tuesday to an immigration bill that appears headed for approval in the Senate, saying the initiative's heavy focus on border security is not consistent with the relationship between the two countries.
Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Meade said that instead of expanding a border fence, as proposed in the bill, the United States should modernize border bridges to expedite commerce.
“Fences do not unite,” Meade said at a news conference. “Fences are not the solution to migration and are not consistent with a modern and secure border,” he added.
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