Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke by phone on Friday, February 26 with Guatemalan Minister of Foreign Affairs Pedro Brolo. They noted the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Guatemala, and pledged continued future cooperation. Secretary Mayorkas and Minister Brolo discussed President Biden’s strategy to stem irregular migration, agreeing on the need to address the issues that drive people to leave their home countries, strengthen migration management, and counter false narratives about migration. Secretary Mayorkas committed to working with Minister Brolo to do everything necessary to reunite children who were separated from their families at the U.S. Southwest border. They also committed to continued cooperation on combating illicit trafficking and seeking additional options for legal pathways for migration.
March 1, 2021
Last Published Date: March 1, 2021