Effective physical infrastructure works to secure our Southwest Border. Since the U.S. Border Patrol began constructing border barriers nearly 30 years ago, these barriers have proved to be a critical component in gaining operational control of the border.
Thank you for the introduction, Chief Hastings.
Good morning, everyone. And, thank you all for joining us as we celebrate this historic occasion for American border security. Today, we can confidently say our border is more secure now than at any time in our history.
Reversing course is no way forward. Decriminalizing illegal entry, stopping the deportation of criminal aliens, resuming catch and release, returning to a broken asylum system, dismantling the wall, walking away from landmark international agreements, and putting foreign workers first in line for American jobs is not the way to secure the Homeland. These are not just bad policies, they are dangerous.
The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) are a U.S. Government (USG) action whereby citizens and nationals of countries other than Mexico arriving in the United States by land from Mexico -- whether or not at a point of entry -- may be returned to Mexico pursuant to Section 235(b)(2)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) while their U.S. removal proceedings are pending under Section 240 of the INA. MPP is a core component of the USG’s efforts to address the migration crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Con el fin de limitar la propagación del coronavirus, los EE. UU. han pactado acuerdos con Canadá y con México para limitar los viajes no esenciales a través de las fronteras. El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés) está trabajando estrechamente y en colaboración como parte del enfoque norteamericano destinado a frenar la propagación del virus.
In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders. Working closely and collaboratively, the Department of Homeland Security is part of a North American approach to stop the spread of the virus.
The Trump administration has taken concrete actions in several immigration policy areas to benefit and protect the American people. These include: border security, strengthening immigration policies, interior enforcement, countering foreign exploitation, collaborating with international partners, and countering the COVID-19 pandemic.
As hundreds of new miles of border wall system have been constructed, they have pushed cartels to traffic their poisonous products precisely where DHS is best equipped— our Ports of Entry. The drugs we are seizing as a result of this new wall that never enter and devastate our communities, and never line the pockets of cartels.
This week Acting Secretary Wolf will be traveling to Colorado and Texas.
On July 24, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security convened a virtual version of the XIII edition of the Meeting of Ministers and Secretaries of Security of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama and the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America otherwise known as the Regional Security Conference (RSC).