On June 7, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández in Washington, D.C. She was joined by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan. During the meeting, Secretary Nielsen reaffirmed her support for Honduran efforts to increase security and prosperity in their country, and reiterated the Department’s commitment to combating transnational organizations and the illicit flow of narcotics entering the United States.
Further, Secretary Nielsen and President Hernández discussed tangible ways to improve citizen security and enhance the rule of law in Honduras. They also discussed joint efforts to ensure a smooth transition related to the end of Temporary Protected Status for a select group of Honduran citizens. Finally, Secretary Nielsen reaffirmed her commitment to a more stable and secure Central America.
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