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Biden reaches migration pact with other world leaders

Americas Summit
Posted at 12:44 PM, Jun 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-10 12:44:12-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden and other Western Hemisphere leaders are set to announce what is being billed as a roadmap for countries to host large numbers of migrants and refugees.

“The Los Angeles Declaration” may be the biggest achievement of the Summit of the Americas, which was undercut by differences over Biden’s invitation list.

Leaders of Mexico and Central American countries sent top diplomats instead after the U.S. excluded Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

A set of principles to be announced Friday includes legal pathways to enter countries, aid to communities most affected by migration, humane border management and coordinated emergency responses.

"The Declaration seeks to mobilize the entire region around bold actions that will transform our approach to managing migration in the Americas," the White House said in a statement.