On Monday, the Foreign Secretary met with various think tanks and specialists on Mexico and Latin America from Georgetown University; John Hopkins University; the Woodrow Wilson Center; the Pew Hispanic Center; the Congressional Research Service and the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council. She was accompanied by Mexico’s ambassador in the United States, Miguel Basáñez.

FOTO 2 Encuentro de la Canciller Claudia Ruiz Massieu con especialistas en temas de M xico y Am rica LatinaJPG

Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu spoke about immigration at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. (@MigrationPolicy @TheWilsonCenter) The moderator was the director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Program.

The Foreign Secretary called for tearing down the “wall of racism and fear” against immigrants, and for recognizing the contributions made by the waves of immigrants to their destination countries.

"We are betting on the future with innovation, and are working hard to tear down, rather than build, the wall of racism and fear, exclusion and extremism that has become such dangerously fertile and attractive ground in many contexts," said the Foreign Secretary during the conference at the Wilson Center.

FOTO 2 Canciller Claudia Ruiz Massieu en el Woodrow Wilson Center  de Washington  DCJPG

She will meet with National Security Advisor Susan Rice and attend the The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund event with Vice President Joe Biden.

On Tuesday, the Foreign Secretary will meet with members of the OAS Permanent Council and Secretariat, and hold a bilateral meeting with OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro. She will then meet with IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and the IDB officials responsible for Central America and the Pacific Alliance. Lastly, she will have a bilateral meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson.

On Wednesday, she will visit the consular section of the Mexican embassy and have interviews with Reuters and Notimex and and Secretary of State John Kerry.