Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico’s president-elect, will create a border police force to stem the flow of undocumented immigrants, weapons and drugs coming into his country from Central America.
He also indicated that the border agents would be deployed at the northern border, Bloomberg reported.
López Obrador criticized President Donald Trump with fiery rhetoric during his presidential campaign, but his statements on migration policy seem to align with the U.S. leader’s desires.
The decision to cut costs aligns with López Obrador’s broader policy priorities.
“Everything to do with the Republican austerity plan and fighting corruption will have priority from the day of the new Congress,” López Obrador said.