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DHS & Mexico: Co-Management and Co-Responsibility

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Government of Mexico have a long history of extensive engagement based on the principles of co-management and co-responsibility for our shared border.  DHS partners with Mexico’s Secretariat of Foreign Affairs; Secretariat of Government, including Mexico’s Federal Police and National Institute of Migration; and Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit, including Mexico’s Tax Administration Service, to promote the legal movement of goods and people across our shared border and promote a safe and secure border region.

A Comprehensive Response & Commitment

On May 19, 2010, the United States and Mexico affirmed the importance of our shared border by issuing a Joint Declaration on 21st Century Border Management.  An efficient border that encourages commerce and deters criminal activities is a key component of our bilateral cooperation and the prosperity of the United States and Mexico in the 21st century.  Some $1.25 billion in two-way trade and nearly one million people cross our land border each day for legitimate trade and travel.

The day-to-day work under this Joint Declaration is guided by the binational Executive Steering Committee and carried out by the Corridor Security, Secure Flows, and Infrastructure subgroups.



Last Updated: 11/14/2023
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