Every September 1, the Mexican president delivers the annual executive address to congress to mark the start of Mexico’s new legislative session. This year, the address will be particularly important. After almost ten months in office, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) maintains approval ratings of up to 69 percent, even as his administration deals with unfavorable economic growth forecasts, rising crime rates, and continued migration pressures.

What are the takeaways of AMLO’s annual address and what role might Congress play in the next year? How might the US-Mexico relationship evolve, especially as the 90-day migration deal deadline approaches?