Washington, D.C. — On Friday, President Biden and other Western Hemisphere leaders will gather for the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity Leaders’ Summit to discuss ways to tackle the underlying economic drivers of irregular migration across the Americas.
The meeting at the White House will follow a regional summit Mexico hosted Oct. 22, in which Latin American leaders highlighted the need for a common response to migration that respects, protects, and guarantees the human rights of migrants.
“The challenges of large-scale humanitarian migration are real. This summit represents an opportunity for President Biden and other leaders to focus on solutions that prioritizes orderly borders and honors migrants’ human dignity,” said Jennie Murray, President and CEO of the National Immigration Forum.
“The United States can prove its leadership in the Americas by promoting holistic solutions across the region to address the root causes of irregular migration — and secure, compassionate responses to it.”
The Americas Summit last year resulted in the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection, which has guided the management of hemispheric migration since then. This week’s summit could lead to renewed agreements for inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the hemisphere to prevent forced migration.
Murray is available for interview ahead of Friday’s summit. Contact Dan Gordon.