WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has his top domestic ambition at the head of his agenda as he travels to Mexico on Thursday. To sell his immigration overhaul back home, he needs a growing economy in Mexico and a Mexican president willing to help him secure the border.
Obama was flying to Mexico City Thursday to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto, eager to promote Mexico’s economic success and the neighboring country’s place as the second largest export market for U.S. goods and services.
Just before departing, Obama said the trip to Mexico, then on to Costa Rica, will promote his priority to grow the economy and create middle class jobs.
“I’m going to be working to deepen our economic and trade relationships across Latin America — relationships that create jobs and growth here at home, and offer our businesses growing markets where they can sell more American-made goods and services abroad,” Obama said.
Mexicans will be hanging on the president’s words, but Obama also has in mind an important audience back in the United States.
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