Mexico offers economic incentives to keep its citizens from migrating to US

Americas Now

Raising wages, lowering prices and reducing taxes for businesses. They’re all part of a new economic plan to curb mass migration from Mexico to the United States.

Mexico’s newly elected president says he’s responded aggressively to pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to stop undocumented immigrants from crossing into the United States.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s first decree in office has been to double daily wages in Mexican border states. He’s also lowered taxes to encourage more Mexican businesses to hire additional workers on their side of the border.

So are the economic incentives working?

Correspondent Mike Kirsch traveled to Tijuana to find out.