Senior Biden administration officials traveling to Mexico and Guatemala to address surge in migration at U.S. border

Special Assistant to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Coordinator for the Southwest Border, Ambassador Roberta Jacobson, will travel to Mexico on March 22 “to engage with Mexican government officials to develop an effective and humane plan of action to manage migration,” National Security Council Spokesperson Emily Horne said in a statement on Monday.

Ambassador Roberta Jacobson will be joined by Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for the Western Hemisphere Juan Gonzalez, Horne added.

She said senior Director Gonzalez will then travel to Guatemala, where he will meet with Guatemalan government officials, as well as representatives from civil society and non-government organizations to address root causes of migration in the region and build a more hopeful future in the region.

The officials will be joined by the Department of State Northern Triangle Special Envoy Ricardo Zuniga.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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