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Letter of Intent in Furtherance of Cooperation with El Salvador

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.

Snapshot: S&T, Israel tackle cargo shipping security

Securing the global supply chain, while ensuring its smooth functioning, is essential to U.S. national security. S&T and Israel’s Ministry of Public Security teamed up to tackle that issue through the Low Cost Disposable Electronic Seals Pilot.

Acting Secretary McAleenan Met with Officials in Guatemala City to Further Implement DHS Initiatives

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin K. McAleenan, departed Guatemala City last Thursday after engaging in several productive meetings to increase collaboration and partnership across a number of initiatives to confront irregular migration in the Northern Triangle region. During his trip, the Acting Secretary held talks with the President of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales, as well as the Foreign Minister, Sandra Jovel, and the Minister of Government, Enrique Antonio Degenhart, with whom he signed a cooperative agreement regarding the examination of protection claims on July 26, 2019. Acting Secretary McAleenan told President Morales and cabinet members that the U.S. is standing ready to support Guatemala in advancing the agreement.

DHS Hosted 8th Northern Triangle Ministerial Meeting

WASHINGTON- On July 24, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted the eighth Meeting of Ministers and Security Secretaries of the Central American Northern Triangle and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary.

Joint Statement between the U.S. Government and the Government of Guatemala

The U.S. Government and the Government of Guatemala continue to make important progress on a comprehensive regional approach to addressing irregular migration patterns. The two countries are currently cooperating on several initiatives to reduce the flow of irregular migration and ensure the safety and protection of vulnerable populations, especially children.

Acting Secretary McAleenan to Travel to El Salvador and Honduras

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.  

Secretary Nielsen Signs Historic Regional Compact with Central America to Stem Irregular Migration at the Source, Confront U.S. Border Crisis

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to Tegucigalpa, Honduras where she met with security ministers representing the countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. The multilateral discussions mark the continuation of a multi-year diplomatic process and the signing of a historic Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on border security cooperation in Central America.

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