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Readout of Secretary Kelly’s Trip to Mexico

On Wednesday and Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly met with President Enrique Peña Nieto and other senior Mexican government officials in Mexico City. Discussions with the President, Secretaries Videgaray and Meade, and Attorney General Cervantes focused on security, trade facilitation, immigration control, drug interdiction, drug demand reduction in the United States and joint efforts to confront transnational organized crime. Secretary Kelly will meet with Secretary Osorio Chong on Friday.

Secretary Kelly to Travel to Canada

Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly will travel to Ottawa, Canada from June 26 – 27 to attend the annual Five Country Ministerial. This meeting of domestic security and immigration ministers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States is an opportunity to enhance our strong multilateral partnership and strengthen our cooperation on key security challenges, such as counterterrorism, violent extremism, screening and border security, transnational criminal organizations, and cyber issues. 

Written testimony of CBP for a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing titled “Immigration and Customs Enforcement & Customs and Border Protection FY18 Budget Request”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations  Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, and CBP U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief Carla Provost address the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request for CBP and how it supports CBP’s continued effort to secure the Nation’s borders, and promote international commerce and tourism.

Written testimony of USCG for a House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation hearing titled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Coast Guard Sea, Land, and Air Capabilities”

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Deputy Commandant for Operations Vice Admiral Charles Ray and USCG Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Mission Support Vice Admiral Sandra Stosz address the Coast Guard’s unique and enduring value to the Nation, while also expressing the need to preserve the momentum for existing acquisition programs and to employ risk-based decisions to balance readiness, modernization, and force structure with the evolving demands of the 21<SUP>st</SUP> century.

Secretary Kelly’s Upcoming Trip to Haiti

On Wednesday, May 31, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly will travel to Haiti where he will meet with President Jovenel Moïse and other senior government officials to discuss international cooperation and issues related to repatriation, as well as efforts to build Haiti’s maritime law enforcement capacity, and to encourage cooperation between the Dominican Republic and Haiti’s nascent border security unit.

Written testimony of PLCY, CBP, and ICE for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing titled “Visa Overstays: A Gap in the Nation's Border Security”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy (PLCY) Acting Assistant Secretary for Border, Immigration and Trade Michael Dougherty, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations National Security Investigations Division Assistant Director Clark Settles address the progress the DHS is making to incorporate biometrics into DHS’ comprehensive entry/exit system and to identify, report, and address overstays in support of DHS’ border security and immigration enforcement missions.


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