Mexico's President-elect Felipe Calderon says he will strive to reach an immigration deal with President Bush over the next two years.
Mr. Calderon told reporters in Mexico City Thursday that a priority of his administration will be to convince U.S. officials that an immigration agreement is good for both nations.
In recent months, U.S. lawmakers have been debating proposals on tougher border enforcement and a guest worker program for millions of Mexican and other Hispanic immigrants.
Mr. Calderon also has vowed to focus on fighting crime, improving the economy and reducing poverty after he takes office December 1.
His opponent in the presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has rejected his presidency because of alleged fraud in the July vote. The leftist leader also says he plans to form a parallel government.
Lopez Obrador has vowed to continue to lead street protests in the Mexican capital, where his supporters have been camped out for weeks.Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP.