Cornyn To Meet With Officials In Mexico

In: All News   Posted 08/13/2003

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a member of the Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship subcommittee, traveled to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza and key Mexican officials to discuss immigration reform, border security, water debt and trade issues. The Mexican officials Sen. Cornyn will meet with include Secretary of the Interior Santiago Creel and Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez."I’m traveling to Mexico City to meet with Ambassador Tony Garza and Mexican officials to talk about matters of mutual concern between the United States, and especially my state of Texas, and the nation of Mexico – including immigration, trade and water issues,” Sen. Cornyn said. "America and Mexico are joined by a common border and common cultures, and I believe it’s in our best interest to do everything we can to increase and improve that relationship while we both benefit from the increased prosperity that goes along with trade.” Sen. Cornyn will arrive in Mexico City on Wednesday evening for meetings through Friday morning. Following his visit to Mexico City he is scheduled to travel to Cuernavaca for a week of intensive Spanish courses. Cornyn introduced the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2003 in July to address the need for better border and homeland security while acknowledging the important contributions that immigrants make to our country."I believe a guest worker program strikes the right balance to recognize the contribution of hardworking immigrants to our economy, to protect them from exploitation under the provisions of the law, but also to help us maintain and build homeland security,” Sen. Cornyn said.