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.
- DHS-Secretariat of Government Fact Sheet
- DHS-Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit Fact Sheet
- Border Violence Prevention Council Fact Sheet
- Repatriation Strategy and Policy Executive Coordination Team (RESPECT) Fact Sheet
- Updated U.S.-Mexico Local Repatriation Arrangements
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.
- Joint Declaration on 21st Century Border Management
- U.S. - Mexico 21st Century Border Management 2013 Progress Report
- Executive Steering Committee 2013 Action Plan
- U.S.-Mexico Regional Border Master Plans
- White Paper: U.S.-Mexico Land Ports of Entry Emissions and Border Wait-Times (PDF, 85 pages - 1.04 MB)
- Measuring Border Delay and Crossing Times at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Final Report on Automated Crossing and Wait Time Measurement (PDF, 140 pages - 4.79 MB)