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Biden unveils migration plan at Americas summit

U.S. President Joe Biden and fellow leaders from the Western Hemisphere on Friday (June 10) rolled out a new set of measures to confront the regional migration crisis, seeking to salvage an Americas summit roiled by division.

20 countries joined Biden for a ceremonial unveiling of the plan.

The announcements are part of a U.S.-led pact dubbed the “Los Angeles Declaration” and aimed at creating incentives for countries taking in large numbers of migrants and spreading responsibility across the region.

The declaration encompasses commitments by an array of countries, including Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Belize and Ecuador. There was no mention, however, of any pledges by Brazil, Latin America’s most populous nation.

Measures also include the United States and Canada taking in more guest laborers, providing pathways for people from poorer countries to work in richer ones, and offering greater protections for migrants.

(Production: Bernat Parera)

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