RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Earlier this month nine U.S. citizens including women and children were massacred in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Now, one local congressman wants tourism and trade routes secured ahead of ratification of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.
“He needs to come up with a plan and it may mean some help from your neighbor,” Said Congressman Vicente Gonzalez
As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is finalizing details in the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez is pushing to include security as part of the trade deal.
“I would like to see that our trade routes leading up to our bridges are safe for both legitimate trade and tourism,” continued Gonzalez.
Gonzalez says tourism from cities like Monterrey has dropped because of the insecurity along highways. Gonzalez says he wants a commitment from president Lopez-Obrador that he will secure trade routes.
“We do billions of dollars in trade with Mexico. We need to make sure that tourist and legitimate trade can travel securely throughout the highways and certainly to our border,” Gonzalez continued.
Gonzalez is also urging the Mexican president to accept help from the U.S, admitting that Mexico has historically had problems accepting U.S. involvement of law enforcement or military, but says more can be done and needs to be done.
“I want to have an honest conversation with the government, tell them ‘hey we’re good friends we’re neighbors we’re family, we do business together, but we also have an issue we need to address and that’s called security,'” concluded Gonzalez.
Gonzalez says he believes the USMCA will be put on the house floor for a vote by the end of the year.