NATION – Protecting Our Southern Border and Working With Mexico to Address Caravans and the Safety of Those Transiting Mexico
STATE DEPARTMENT WASHINGTON – Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State, provide the following statement on Southern United States border protection:
I have been in close contact with Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray and it has been one week since Secretary Nielsen and I had a constructive meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary-designate Marcelo Ebrard to discuss the migrant caravans. We have affirmed our shared commitment to addressing the current challenge. The caravans will not be permitted to enter the United States. There are real dangers to the safety and human rights of migrants from those who would prey on them.
I look forward to working with the incoming Mexican government on all aspects of our relationship, including exploring opportunities to spur job creation in the region, including in Southern Mexico, to benefit the government and people of Mexico.