Mexicali Mayor Gustavo Sanchez brings border issues to Washington DC

Mexicali Mayor Gustavo Sanchez brings border issues to Washington DC

Sep 26, 2017

Reinforcing alliances and common strategies must be a priority to face common challenges and problems which have no border, in a multifunctional approach to work out lateral agendas regarding such subjects as environment, health, migration, security and economy, said Mexicali Mayor, Gustavo Sanchez Vazquez during an official visit to Washington DC.

With Federal officials and legislators from the USA and Mexico, Sanchez Vazquez remarked the relevance of these subjects which have a direct impact on the capital of Baja California, it is the first time that Mexicali has presence in this event called CALI-BAJA in Washington DC, along with Sanchez Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum and San Diego Mayor, Kevin Faulconer.

As border cities, he said, is vital to work in unity and through this common battlefront where the voice of this region residents struggles to be heard: “Today more than ever, it is necessary to sensitize the people and to explain the situation we are living to the central authorities in Mexico as well as in the USA”, said Sanchez Vazquez.

In these times when NAFTA is being revised and the changes in emigration laws in the US, the local Governments are the first ones to face the impact of these decisions, so it is important for them to accounted for before getting to a determination, said Mayor Sanchez and reminded that last July, in a meeting which took place in san Diego, a document addressed to Congress and President of both countries to foster awareness of what NAFTA means for both countries.

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