WASHINGTON – 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.
In El Salvador today, Acting Secretary McAleenan will meet with U.S. Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes and Deputy Chief of Mission Mark C. Johnson. He will also participate in a meeting of the National Trade Facilitation Committee for a discussion on trade facilitation and customs modernization and then he will receive a briefing on the Policia Nacional Civil Model Police Precinct Program. Tonight, he will join El Salvador President Nayib Bukele for a bilateral meeting.
Tomorrow, Acting Secretary McAleenan will meet with El Salvador’s Minister of Justice and Public Security, Rogelio Rivas, to discuss security and migration in El Salvador and Central America, followed by attending the first meeting of the Bilateral Migration Task Force comprised of several key government officials to take a whole of government approach to addressing irregular migration. He will then receive a briefing and tour of the Gender Based Violence (GBV) Assistance Center. Tomorrow afternoon he will travel to Palmerola, Honduras for a bilateral meeting with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez to discuss continued collaboration on migration and security issues.
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