The announcement comes as the Biden administration has been quietly pressing Mexico to restrict the flow of immigrants.
Mexico CityThe White House said on Thursday that the United States plans to ship millions of doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Mexico and Canada. This is an important step in vaccine diplomacy, and the Joe Biden administration quietly pressured Mexico to stop immigration at the border. .
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the United States plans to share 2.5 million doses of vaccine with Mexico and 1.5 million doses with Canada, adding that “it has not been finalized, but this is our goal.”
Millions of doses of vaccine are stored in American manufacturing centers. Although the vaccine has been licensed for use in dozens of countries, including Mexico and Canada, the vaccine has not yet been approved by U.S. regulatory agencies. Psaki said that the goods shipped to Mexico and Canada are basically a loan, and the United States will receive a certain dose of AstraZeneca or other vaccines in the future.
At a critical moment in negotiations with Mexico, the distribution of the vaccine was announced. President Biden has acted quickly to cancel some of the iconic immigration policies of former President Donald Trump: He has suspended construction of the border wall, stopped the rapid demobilization of children at the border, and proposed to provide citizens for thousands of immigrants in the United States Way of identity.
But he insisted on the core content of Trump’s agenda: relying on Mexico to contain a wave of people going to the United States.
Biden expects that there will be a wave of immigration at the border by American immigrants in two decades, and will arrest their most people at the border. This month, Biden asked Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador in a video call if he could do more to help solve this problem. The Mexican official and another person gave a brief introduction to the dialogue.