MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico will invoke labor provisions in North America’s new trade pact in a bid to ensure that illegal immigrants to the United States receive coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top diplomat said on Wednesday. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told reporters at a regular government press conference that the labor provisions of the Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada include health protections for migrants regardless of their immigration status. He said the Mexican government will seek to use the provisions to ensure that migrants receive vaccines against the coronavirus. Mexico responded with concern last week after the governor of the US state of Nebraska said that undocumented immigrants are likely not to get vaccinated due to their immigration status. Later, the governor, Pete Ricketts, appeared to back down partially, saying that citizenship would not be reviewed prior to vaccination.
Mexico to invoke labor law to guarantee U.S. vaccinations for illegal immigrants By Reuters
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