President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, popularly known as "AMLO," is expected by many to become a vocal critic of the Trump administration and come into conflict on immigration issues.
A caravan of about 7,000 migrants is currently residing in Mexico’s border cities, causing financial strain and social problems, while the U.S. remains slow in processing asylum application and detains anyone attempting to cross the border illegally.
Despite Trump’s threats to shut down the border with Mexico, Lopez Obrador said he believes the two sides can agree on development aid to Central America and Mexico in a bid to create jobs for the migrants.
“It is very likely that in coming days we will talk with President Donald Trump about this issue in particular, the immigration issue,” he said.
Migrants residing in Tijuana are also suffering and are exposed to health problems, the city's Health Department said last week.