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President-elect Joe Biden and Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador discussed in a phone call Saturday working together on a “new approach” to migration that “offers alternatives to undertaking the dangerous journey” to the U.S.

Why it matters: The statement from Biden’s transition team on the call details represents a key part of the president-elect’s plans to overhaul President Trump’s aggressive border policy.

Biden has vowed to end Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy that saw tens of thousands of asylum-seekers forced to wait for their court dates in Mexico, but Axios’ Stef Kight notes this faces complications, including a possible spike of migrants at the border.

The transition team said in its statement that Biden reiterated in the call that he “stands by the commitments he made on the campaign trail and noted that it would take time and resources to implement those commitments effectively.” Read more…