"Our new approach must address the priorities of both countries. America’s rising opioid crisis and Mexico’s historic homicide rates demand a renewed and urgent approach for dealing with our shared challenges.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — The leaders of the U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group, Chairman and Cong. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and the Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX,) released the following statement ahead of the planned U.S.-Mexico High-Level Security Dialogue in Mexico City beginning Friday, October 8th, 2021 in a bid to discuss a new "security agreement."
“We strongly urge the Biden Administration and the Mexican government to take swift and meaningful steps towards modernizing and addressing the disintegrating security relationship. We remain deeply concerned about the limitations Mexico has imposed on DEA’s ability to conduct joint law enforcement activities, and the implications for shared security efforts.
"At home, the Biden Administration must address the humanitarian crisis at the border so U.S. Border Patrol can focus on stopping the flow of drugs that are killing Americans and destabilizing the region,” said Congressmen McCaul & Cuellar in a joint statement.
“As supporters of the U.S.-Mexico relationship, we believe there is room for improvement. Our new approach must address the priorities of both countries. America’s rising synthetic opioid crisis and Mexico’s historic homicide rates demand a renewed and urgent approach for dealing with our shared challenges."