Today, Acting DHS Secretary Chad F. Wolf met with Governor Greg W. Abbott in Austin, Texas. The Governor thanked the Acting Secretary for the administration's efforts to continue to secure our southern border, and they discussed strategies to improve upon the progress already being made.
DHS S&T recently collaborated with the USBP and FLETC to deliver a multi-part solution that enable agents to use the knowledge, skills, and abilities of expert trackers (professionals trained to detect, track, follow and apprehend potential adversaries).
Assessment of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)
As of October 28, the Department of Homeland Security has begun processing migrants for return to Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry, in Eagle Pass, Texas.
In recognizing the push and pull factors which cause irregular migration to the U.S., DHS has entered into agreements and arrangements with the countries of the northern region of Central America, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, to further expand asylum capabilities and improve safety, security, and prosperity throughout the region.
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.
Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan will travel to Laredo, Texas, with senior leadership from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to receive operational tours and briefings at DHS facilities and to meet with DHS personnel.
On Wednesday, Aug. 28, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan signed a Letter of Intent with the Salvadoran Minister of Justice and Security Rogelio Rivas to intensify bilateral cooperation in four areas to address irregular migration from Central America and combat transnational criminal organizations.
Today, the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Kevin K. McAleenan, met with the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, regarding a shared commitment to improving security and addressing irregular migration in the western hemisphere.