Washington -- Eligible Mexicans in the United States will have access to U.S. rural development programs under a new partnership agreement signed by the U.S. and Mexican governments.
JOHANNS AND DERBEZ SIGN PARTNERSHIP TO PROMOTE USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
MEXICO CITY, May 13, 2005 - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Mexico Ernesto Luis Derbez Bautista today signed a partnership arrangement to improve access to USDA rural development programs for eligible Mexicans in the United States.
"This partnership is the continuation of the firm cooperation established with the USDA, to inform and encourage qualified Mexican Nationals to take advantage of the benefits offered by rural development programs," said Derbez. "Within these programs, USDA loans and grants for housing contribute to the enhanced well being of eligible Mexicans who would otherwise not be able to own a home or improve their living conditions. This partnership is one of the actions developed by the Foreign Affairs Secretary to engage in promoting better conditions for Mexicans living in the US."