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.
“In close collaboration, the US, Mexico, and Canada have each agreed to extend restrictions on non-essential travel across their shared borders for 30 additional days. As President Trump stated last week, border control, travel restrictions and other limitations remain critical to slowing the spread and allowing the phased opening of the country.”
WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf will travel to Texas for a three day trip to El Paso, McAllen and Austin. Acting Secretary Wolf will participate in an operational tour of DHS facilities on the Southwest border, meet with local DHS leadership, survey new border wall construction, and meet with state, local and community officials.
Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan announced U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) enforcement actions for the month of July, indicating more than a 20 percent decrease in U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) apprehensions at the Southwest border for the second month in a row.
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.
El 20 de febrero de 2019, la Secretaria de Seguridad Nacional Kirstjen M. Nielsen y los ministros de seguridad del Triángulo Norte en San Salvador, El Salvador formalizaron el desarrollo de un “acuerdo regional” y un plan de acción dirigido a resolver la crisis humanitaria y de seguridad en curso por la migración irregular y la formación de caravanas de inmigrantes.
On February 20, 2019, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen and Northern Triangle security ministers in San Salvador, El Salvador formalized the development of a “regional compact” and action plan aimed at addressing the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis of irregular migration and the formation of migrant caravans.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a waiver to ensure the expeditious construction and replacement of approximately 12.5 miles of secondary wall near the international border in the state of California. The waiver was published in the Federal Register on February 7, 2019.
Policy guidance for implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols, issued by Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on January 25, 2019.
The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) are a U.S. Government action whereby certain foreign individuals entering or seeking admission to the U.S. from Mexico – illegally or without proper documentation – may be returned to Mexico and wait outside of the U.S. for the duration of their immigration proceedings, where Mexico will provide them with all appropriate humanitarian protections for the duration of their stay.