Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador announced Friday the signing of a decree that will help launch the legalization of imported vehicles.

“We made a commitment with people,” the president said. “We made a commitment to sign it after elections in order to avoid campaign issues.”

During the beginning of his visit to the state, Pres. López Obrador emphasized in the fact that the legalization would prevent crimes.

The project would include all illegally imported vehicles in the northern border. Vehicle owners would pay about $125 for registration.

Funds raised would stay in the state for street repairs, the president said.

Lopez Obrador inaugurated the new facilities of the National Guard in Mexicali. The presidential visit ends Sunday. 

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