Enrique Pena Nieto

Mexico officials urge Mike Pompeo to reunite immigrant families quickly

Mexico officials urge Mike Pompeo to reunite immigrant families quickly

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday urged a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to quickly reunite migrant families separated at the border.

Pena Nieto said in a statement he called for "a permanent alternative that prioritizes the well-being and rights of minors."

Pompeo visited Mexico with Cabinet-level officials to meet with both Pena Nieto and president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador after a sea-change election that could offer a chance for the neighbors to repair strained relations.

Discussions were expected to address ways to combat transnational criminal organizations, the U.S. opioid epidemic and trade tensions. But...

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