Mexico happens to be US third largest trade partner and the president Obama will discuss job creation on both sides of the border with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto. Obama's planned immigration reform is also likely to feature high on the agenda. Not to mention that Obama may have wanted to celebrate Cinco de Mayo a few days early. Happy Margaritas!!!
This will be the second meeting between the leaders of Mexico and US, and with immigration reform high on his domestic agenda, President Obama is also expected to urge Mexico to help the US secure their joint 3,200km-long (2000-mile long) border. A strong Mexican economy could also help cut down on emigration from Mexico as workers do not feel the need to seek employment abroad.
Last year, for the first time in four decades, about the same number of Mexican immigrants returned home as arrived in the US, bringing net migration to zero, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.