U.S. Department of Homeland Security Reports on Meetings Between DHS, DOS, and Mexican Officials

(May 18, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information:

As part of the ongoing dialogue between both governments over the last two days, officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of State (DOS), the Ministry of Interior (SEGOB), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) discussed regional immigration trends, including the significant increase in the number of asylum claims that both countries have experienced recently; each country’s migration-related legal and policy frameworks; and progress on joint initiatives which support prosperity and security with Central America, following up from the meeting co-convened by the United States and Mexico in June of 2017.

DHS, DOS, SEGOB and SRE remain committed to continuing the dialogue on these and other matters of mutual interest. To that end, they agreed to carry out the 21st Century Border Technical Working Group meeting on May 22th, in which they will address border security, trade enforcement, and border infrastructure issues.