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.

Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen‏ DHSgov & CBP will not permit unlawful entry into the US at or our ports of entry & will continue to take all possible actions to stop such entry at our border. We appreciate DeptofDefense & USNationalGuard for partnering with DHS on the border until the mission is complete. CBP, U.S. Coast Guard, CBP San Diego and Homeland Security Report 11.20.2018.