Chargé d’Affaires John Creamer Visits Tijuana

  Tijuana, Baja California, November 19, 2018 – Chargé d’ Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico visited Tijuana, Baja California to meet with local and international partners regarding the migrant caravan; continued collaboration in security and business; and other areas of bilateral cooperation. During his visit, Chargé Creamer, the most senior U.S diplomat in ...
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Pompeo: Migrant Caravan

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC October 21, 2018 The United States is closely following the migrant caravan, in which thousands of migrants from Honduras and other countries continue to make a dangerous journey through Guatemala and into Mexico. Many migrants are attempting to transit these countries and in the process ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 20, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray yesterday in Mexico City. They discussed the caravan of migrants from Central America. The Mexican Government is fully engaged in finding a solution ...
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Department of Homeland Security Hosts Central American Countries for Security Day


Washington, D.C., October 12, 2018 – Today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen hosted the second day of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America, which focused on improving citizen security and safety in Central America. As part of the conference, Secretary Nielsen and Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray met with leaders from ...
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Prosperity Day Concludes with Concrete Support for a Safer and More Prosperous Central America

The United States and Mexico co-hosted on October 11 President Hernández of Honduras, President Morales of Guatemala, and Vice President Ortiz of El Salvador at the Prosperity Day portion of the October 11-12 Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America. Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Pompeo, and Secretary of Homeland Security Nielsen, along ...
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Readout from Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen’s Trip to Mexico

Washington, D.C., July 13, 2018 – While in Mexico, Secretary Nielsen participated in discussions with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Secretary of Foreign Relations Luis Videgaray Caso, Secretary of Governance Alfonso Navarrete Prida, and President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador…. These meetings are part of Secretary Nielsen’s ongoing engagement with Mexican and Central American leaders regarding efforts to ...
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Trump Administration Completes Reunification for Eligible Children Under Age 5

HHS Secretary Alex Azar, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the following joint statement regarding reunification efforts for children under age 5: “Dedicated teams at the Departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Justice have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of Ms. L class members. As of this ...
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Readout of Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan’s Trip to Mexico City

WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan and a Department of Homeland Security delegation traveled to Mexico City this week to meet with Mexican officials including Chief of Staff to the President of Mexico Carlos Perez Verdia and Secretariat of Foreign Relations Under Secretary for North American Carlos Sada, to discuss border security, ...
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Migrant Smuggling Topic of UNODC Workshop in Monterrey

Migrant smuggling is a #DeadlyBusiness, and big income source for criminal organizations. Smugglers take advantage of vulnerable people, but the United States is working together with the Mexican government to combat this type of crime. Last week, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) convened a workshop in Nuevo Leon on Operational Training ...
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Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.) (INA), the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (Public Law 109‑367) (Secure Fence Act), and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (Public Law 104‑208 Div. C) (IIRIRA), and ...
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U.S. Expands Initiatives to Address Migration Challenges

Over the past year, the United States has taken a series of steps to address the ongoing humanitarian challenges in Central America, particularly for the many vulnerable individuals attempting to leave the region and come to the United States, while also promoting safe and orderly migration and border security.  As part of this ongoing effort, ...
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Statement by Secretary Jeh C. Johnson on Southwest Border Security

As I have said repeatedly, our borders are not open to illegal migration; if you come here illegally, we will send you back consistent with our laws and values.  In the spring and summer of 2014 we faced a significant spike in families and unaccompanied children from Central America attempting to cross our southern border ...
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