Harris, Mexico Pres. to Discuss Giving Migrants US Citizenship if They Plant Trees in Mexico: Mexican Official

Written by Martin Walsh

OPINION: This article contains commentary which reflects the author's opinion




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Kamala Harris is supposed to be dealing with the border crisis, but because everyone in the Biden administration appears to be unqualified on the border, she is making one mistake after another.

Instead of just securing the border, she is apparently trying to persuade nations to percent their citizens from marching towards the U.S.

But the last idea from the Biden administration might be the worst one imaginable.

Harris is set to meet next month with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to discuss solutions to the immigration crisis at the border between the two countries.

One of those possible solutions is López Obrador’s “Planting Life” initiative, which he pitched during a virtual climate summit hosted April 22 by President Joe Biden, The Associated Press reported.

The idea is that the U.S. government would offer temporary work visas possibly leading to citizenship to migrants willing to help restore forests in Mexico and Central America.

The Mexican president offered Biden the opportunity, saying his U.S. counterpart could “finance the Planting Life program in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador,” according to the New York Post.

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“The proposal is that we extend this program to southeastern Mexico and Central America, to plant 3 billion more trees and create 1.2 million jobs,” López Obrador explained.

He claims the program would motivate farmers to stay on their land instead of migrating to the United States.

Does this sound like a great deal for the U.S.?

Common sense says not at all. But, as we know, the Biden administration is lacking in common sense.

Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard tweeted Saturday about López Obrador’s May 7 virtual meeting with Harris.

“The meeting will discuss cooperation to deal with the pandemic and Mexico’s proposal to extend the Planting Life program to Central America to deal with forced migration due to poverty,” Ebrard wrote in a follow-up tweet.

“It will be a productive and cordial conversation.”

This is just as pathetic as it sounds.

The Mexican president is pushing a plan to get visas and citizenship for migrants in the U.S.

And in exchange, Mexico said the United States can help plant trees in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador because.

They think this will help keep migrants from marching towards the U.S. and combat illegal immigration.

It is unclear how the U.S. giving out visas would prevent people from migrating to America.