July 22, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris visited the U.S.-Mexico border last month joined by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The trip to El Paso came a few weeks after their visit to Mexico City and the announcement of a shared agenda to foster U.S.-Mexico cooperation. An agreement was also made on economic development and trade-related issues, with both governments participating in a High-Level Economic Dialogue in September to address economic priorities such as strengthening and modernizing cross-border management.
President Lopez Obrador also visited the border region. The trip started in the city of Mexicali where a review of the fiscal stimuli for the Northern Border took place with input from the business community. He then traveled to Tecate to officially inaugurate the National Guard local facilities, which was followed by a visit to a militarized high school in Tijuana. This was President Lopez Obrador’s third visit to Baja.