“The President outlined his plan to reduce migration by addressing its root causes, increasing resettlement capacity and lawful alternative immigration pathways, improving processing at the border to adjudicate requests for asylum, and reversing the previous administration’s draconian immigration policies,” the statement said.

“The two leaders agreed to work closely to stem the flow of irregular migration to Mexico and the United States, as well as to promote development in the Northern Triangle of Central America,” it said. “They also recognized the importance of coordination to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Biden campaigned on ending the Trump administration’s stricter immigration policies and has made it a priority since being inaugurated.