Congressman Tony Gonzales Meets with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to Discuss Mutual Security and Economic Challenges
U.S. Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) returned to the US March 20th after visiting with intelligence, drug enforcement, and government officials in Mexico on a bipartisan Congressional Delegation led by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX). The delegation received briefings fromtop U.S. officials, including leadership from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar, on the United States’ security posture in relation to Mexico.Conversations included the recent cartel killings of Americans in the country, efforts to stop drug trafficking, and illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. The delegation also met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and members of his administration to share their concerns with Mexico’s handling of these issues.
“I represent the largest U.S.-Mexico border district in Congress. Although this part of the country is a gateway for trade, commerce and cultural exchanges, it has also become plagued by human and drug smugglers that terrorize the borderlands every single day,” said Congressman Gonzales. “In order for the bilateral relationship with our southern neighbor to prosper, U.S. and Mexican leaders must work together to bring law and order back to the border. I appreciated the opportunity to meet with the AMLO administration and discuss how to bring about that much-needed change.”