In an effort to find coincidences and being aware of the diversity of the Mexican migrant agenda, four strategic issues were agreed upon to initiate joint action:
The first topic was about political rights for Mexicans abroad, from which two main elements or emphasis emerged: credentialing and the right to vote and be voted for. In this sense, we sought to make the necessary adjustments so that the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) establishes and operates credentialing modules in the United States. Regarding the right to vote and be voted for, the implementation of electronic ballot boxes was proposed; the recognition of the binational status of Mexicans that allows them to be eligible for voting and; the adequacy of the laws to be able to vote, not only for the President of the Republic, but for all his representatives in local governments.
The second point that was placed on the agenda was the Immigration Reform with two perspectives, one directed at the Mexican government and the other focused on the North American government. With respect to the Mexican government, it was proposed to review the initiative of the Migration Law, seeking the approval of a legislative reform that ensures and grants foreigners who reside and transit through Mexico, the same rights for which Mexicans advocate for their nationals in abroad. Regarding the United States government, the cessation of deportations was proposed, pointing out the need for a change in the negative image of Mexican migrants in that country, claiming human integrity, the cultural values of Mexicans and their contributions to economic development. , political and social.
The third topic was Access to public resources for local social and economic development. In this discussion, mechanisms were sought for the financing of projects for local development, as well as the promotion of new programs that encourage the investment of migrants, and the adaptation of existing programs to their needs and interests. Particular emphasis was placed on the possibility of diversifying programs from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) and the Ministry of Economy (SE). An extensive revision of the Rules of Operation of the programs of the Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL) was also suggested to promote a comprehensive development strategy in the economic, social, political and cultural spheres.
The last point was the Strengthening of binational civil society organizations, in which the need to train and empower migrants and their organizations was recognized, highlighting the existing co-responsibility with Mexican civil society organizations and government institutions.