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21st Century Border: The Executive Steering Committee

To coordinate and facilitate work aimed at furthering the goals noted in the Joint Declaration on 21st Century Border Management, the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Mexican States established the 21st Century Border Bilateral Executive Steering Committee (ESC) composed of representatives from the appropriate federal government departments and offices. 

For the United States, this includes representatives from the Departments of State, Homeland Security, Justice, Transportation, Agriculture, Commerce, Interior, Defense, and the Office of the United State Trade Representative, and for Mexico includes representatives from the Secretariats of Foreign Relations, Interior, Finance and Public Credit, Economy, Public Security, Communications and Transportation, Agriculture, and the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic.

Corridor Security

The Corridor Security Working Group, co-chaired by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, coordinates policy priorities and concerns in developing a coherent U.S. Government approach to facilitate border coordination in addressing smuggling corridors used to move contraband via air, land, and sea.


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Secure Flows

The Secure Flows Working Group, chaired by the Department of Homeland Security, is mandated to facilitate the secure and efficient flow of people and goods across the U.S.-Mexico land border ports of entry through better risk management, the promotion and improvement of trusted traveler and shipper programs, partnerships with the private sector, the development of new technology at the ports of entry, and engagement in relevant capacity building measures with the Government of Mexico.


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The Infrastructure Working Group, co-chaired by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State, is charged with developing and monitoring the implementation of a national plan for land border priorities. The Working Group coordinates plans for new ports of entry, the modernization of existing ports of entry, and upgrades to the infrastructure feeding into them at and between ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border.


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Last Updated: 09/21/2018
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