- The Washington Times - Monday, July 9, 2018

Mexico’s president-elect has complained about President Trump’s immigration policies, but he’s looking to adopt some them for his country, a top aide said.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is planning his own border force to stop illegal immigrants and drugs crossing into Mexico from Central America, Alfonso Durazo, his chief of public security, told Bloomberg.

Mr. Durazo said the border force would also patrol the U.S.-Mexico line, though he declined to give Bloomberg more details.

Mr. Durazo said they will try to work to improve conditions Central America to stem the flow of people fleeing those countries — similar to pledges made by the Obama administration after the 2014 surge of illegal immigrants.

Those migrants have continued to flow north, with some of them stopping in Mexico whole others continue north to try to enter the U.S.

• Stephen Dinan can be reached at sdinan@washingtontimes.com.

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