On July 19, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan is traveling to McAllen, TX to meet with a congressional delegation from the U.S. Senate on border security issues.
July 17, 2019 Letter from Acting Secretary McAleenan to Speaker Pelosi regarding the conditions and care of families and children in custody along the Southwest Border.
On July 16th, a joint Interim Final Rule (IFR) issued by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security will publish in the Federal Register.
In support of a strong, secure and efficient border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the implementation of Phase III of the Entry/Exit information system, a commitment of the Beyond the Border Action Plan.
Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan issued the following statement on July 9: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data for June indicates a 28 percent drop in enforcement actions along the Southwest Border since May, from 144,278 to 104,344. This year’s decline in apprehensions from May to June outpaces last year’s decline by 11 percent. The reduction in apprehensions accounts for decreases across all demographics, including unaccompanied minors, family units and single adults, as well as decreases in migrants from all Northern Triangle countries, particularly those coming from Guatemala. Decreasing apprehension numbers will provide greater opportunities for the DHS to address capacity challenges for those in custody and speed the movement of unaccompanied children into Health and Human Services (HHS) care.
On Wednesday night, July 3, Acting Secretary McAleenan appeared on The Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier to talk about border security and the current humanitarian crisis.
On July 1, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan will travel to San Salvador, El Salvador for a two-day visit to discuss continued collaboration in addressing the root causes of irregular migration, enhancing security and targeting transnational criminal organizations. Following his visit to El Salvador, he will travel to Palmerola, Honduras.
On June 26, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan released the a statement after the Senate passed an emergency spending bill to provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with an additional $4.5 billion to address the crisis at the border.
The first ladies of Guatemala and Honduras received a tour of the Rio Grande Valley Southwest border Sector on Thursday, June 20th, accompanied by Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan and Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection John P. Sanders.
BTI’s mission is to enhance the Nation’s ability to secure its borders, facilitate legitimate trade and travel, and ensure the integrity of the immigration system.