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Powell to Attend US-Mexico Talks in Mexico City

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell is set to travel to Mexico City next week for talks expected to cover immigration, border security and other matters.

The State Department said Tuesday that Secretary Powell and Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez will co-host the meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Binational Commission November 9.

Immigration has been a major issue in the U.S. presidential campaign.

Both President Bush, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Senator John Kerry have said they each support a guest worker program to ease illegal immigration.

Mr. Bush has said such a program would allow employers to hire foreign workers as long as no American wants the job. But Mr. Kerry says the program is not enough to solve the problem.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.