At a press conference in San Salvador today following a Central American Regional Ministerial meeting, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan announced the Trump Administration’s resumption of foreign aid to El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.
Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan
Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan is traveling to San Salvador, El Salvador, to meet with regional partners and visit DHS personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard.
Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan is traveling to Tucson, Arizona, to participate in a celebration of life ceremony for U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten, who lost his life last Sunday on duty.
Department of Homeland Security Acting Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs Heather Swift issued the following statement after Georgetown University failed to provide a respectful and open forum for the Acting Secretary to discuss immigration policy.
The Department of Justice published today an open letter to Facebook from international law enforcement partners from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia in response to the company’s publicly announced plans to implement end-to-end-encryption across its messaging services.
On Sept. 30, Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan released the following message on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) leadership announcements:
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, I want to extend our deepest condolences and gratitude to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Sandeep Dhaliwal. Deputy Sheriff Dhaliwal was a pioneer on the front lines of law enforcement as the first in his department to wear a turban and beard in police uniform, proudly representing both his Sikh faith and the Houston community. His sacrifice is a reminder of the brave men and women in law enforcement who put themselves at risk to protect their neighbors and communities each and every day.
Today, on behalf of the Trump Administration, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan is traveling to New York to meet with international partners from Honduras and El Salvador to discuss further collaboration in confronting irregular migration and combating transnational criminal organizations. In recent months, Acting Secretary McAleenan has forged partnerships with Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to disrupt human and drug smuggling operations and address the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
During a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations today in Washington, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan announced the combined impact of DHS initiatives that will effectively end “catch and release” for Central American families arriving at the border.
Remarks from Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan to the Council of Foreign Relations on September 23, 2019, as prepared.