Official Statement Regarding Temporary Protected Status Renewal for Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – After considering information from a wide variety of sources and information, Acting Secretary for Homeland Security Elaine Duke has determined additional time is necessary to obtain and assess supplemental information regarding country conditions of Honduras, and will not make a new determination on TPS for Honduras at this time, thereby automatically extending the current designation for six months. Temporary Protected Status was not intended to provide a long-term solution or ...
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Statement on Venezuela’s Illegitimate National Constituent Assembly

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON The United States considers the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly the illegitimate product of a flawed process designed by the Maduro dictatorship to further its assault on democracy. The process was rigged from the start, from the irregular manner in ...
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SPMAGTF-SC Marines Hold Opening Ceremony for Honduras School Projects

TRUJILLO – U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command held an opening ceremony at Taufick Bendeck elementary school, Trujillo, Honduras, June 15, 2017, to signify the start of several renovation projects in the local area. A team of combat engineers, heavy equipment operators and motor vehicle operators from the Logistics ...
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Marine Task Force Deploys to Central America

MIAMI – Marines and sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command, the rapid response force assigned to U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility, arrived in Central America June 1. Most of the nearly 300-member unit will be headquartered out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, with the permission of the government of ...
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Statement by the President on Cuban Immigration Policy

The White House Office of the Press Secretary January 12, 2017 Today, the United States is taking important steps forward to normalize relations with Cuba and to bring greater consistency to our immigration policy. The Department of Homeland Security is ending the so-called “wet-foot/dry foot” policy, which was put in place more than twenty years ...
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Statement by the Secretary of Homeland Security Johnson on the Resumption of Removals to Haiti

Following the tragic earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ceased removing Haitians to Haiti. In 2011, we resumed the removals of Haitians on a limited basis, who had final orders of removal and had been convicted of a serious crime. On September 22, I announced we would resume ...
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Joint Statement by the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the Vice President of the United States

The presidents of El Salvador, Salvador Sanchez Cerén; Guatemala, Jimmy Morales; and Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez; and the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, met at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. on September 23, 2016 to follow up on progress in addressing regional  migration, security, governance, and economic challenges within the ...
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U.S. Expands Initiatives to Address Migration Challenges

WASHINGTON, DC – Over the past year, the United States has taken a series of steps to address the ongoing humanitarian challenges in Central America, particularly for the many vulnerable individuals attempting to leave the region and come to the United States, while also promoting safe and orderly migration and border security. As part of ...
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U.S. Provides Support for Honduran Bean Producers

TEGUCIGALPA – In June, 56 producer organizations participating in the MAS project implemented by TechnoServe with funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) signed a marketing agreement for more than 21,500 quintals of red beans for the first season with the Honduran Institute of Agricultural Marketing (IHMA). This agreement will benefit more than ...
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Statement by OAS Members on Venezuela

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States of America, and Uruguay We, Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS), reaffirm our commitment to the Charter of the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Democratic Charter, which proclaims that “the ...
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U.S. Marines Will Visit Honduras Again to Provide Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

TEGUCIGALPA – Invited by the Government of Honduras, another contingent of U.S. Marines who are part of the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-South (SPMAGTF-SC) will begin to arrive in Honduras to participate in construction projects in Gracias a Dios, including a school and renovations to a hospital, and training events with their Honduran counterparts. ...
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Secretary Johnson’s Trip to Honduras

Statement by Press Secretary Marsha Catron on Secretary Johnson’s Upcoming Trip to El Salvador and Honduras On May 19-20, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will travel to El Salvador and Honduras for meetings and engagements regarding current migration trends in Central America. Secretary Johnson will travel to San Salvador, El Salvador, and then Tegucigalpa ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program to Support Entrepreneurs throughout Latin America

TEGUCIGALPA – The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is looking for 250 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to bring to the United States for business and social entrepreneurship training in October and November 2016. YLAI Professional Fellows will become part ...
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Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Vice President met today with President Salvador Sánchez Cerén of El Salvador, President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala, and President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras. The leaders discussed their progress in meeting the agreements outlined in the Blair House Communique of February 24, 2016, ...
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U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot Visits Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, M.D.C. – Representative Steve Chabot (Republican from the state of Ohio), Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, completed a two-day trip to Tegucigalpa today where he met with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, as well as key business and government leaders to explore economic opportunities for U.S. companies looking to do business ...
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Joint Communique of the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the Vice President of the United States of America

Joint Communique of the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and the Vice President of the United States of America in Relation to the Plan of the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE BLAIR HOUSE COMMUNIQUE The presidents of El Salvador, ...
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Commander of the U.S. Southern Command, Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, Concludes First Visit to Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – Admiral Kurt Tidd, Commander of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), returned to Miami 22 January from visits to Colombia and Honduras. This was his first visit to the region since taking over command of SOUTHCOM January 14. In Colombia, Admiral Tidd met with civilian and military leadership to reinforce U.S. Southern Command’s strong ...
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Statement by the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson

Strengthening transparency and government accountability is a central element of our engagement and of the Alliance for Prosperity and the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America. The government of Honduras has made significant strides forward in this regard, inviting Transparency International into the country to assist in setting up mechanisms to ensure public accountability, ...
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U.S. and Honduras Conduct New Horizons Training Exercise

TEGUCIGALPA – The Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy and the Government of Honduras, is currently conducting New Horizons, an annual event that will train military civil engineers and medical professionals to deploy and conduct joint operations. During the New Horizons exercise, members of the Honduran and United States ...
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Remarks by Deputy Secretary Blinken on Election of the New Secretary General of the Organization of American States

Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. Let me also thank you and President Perez Molina for the generous hospitality in Guatemala shown to Vice President Biden during his recent trip there. He spoke very highly of his visit and the energy and determination that he senses in the Northern Triangle of Central America. I also ...
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Op-Ed: Investing in a Secure, Stable Central America by Vice President Joe Biden

This commentary by Vice President Biden outlining the Obama administration’s commitment to Central America first appeared in The Hill on March 10. Investing in a secure, stable Central America By Vice President Joe Biden Earlier this month, I spent two days in Guatemala meeting with Central American leaders about our mutual efforts to tackle one of the ...
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Op-Ed: Building a More Democratic Hemisphere by Secretary of State John Kerry

By Secretary of State John Kerry Op-Ed originally published by The Miami Herald on December 6, 2014 This week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Summit of the Americas, hosted by President Clinton in Miami, a city that exemplifies the vital connections between the United States and its neighbors in the Western Hemisphere. ...
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Senior U.S. Government Officials Visit Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA – Department of State Counselor Thomas A. Shannon and Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement William R. Brownfield each visited Honduras this week for meetings with President Juan Orlando Hernandez and other senior officials, continuing high-level U.S. Government engagement with Honduras. In a separate visit, Lieutenant General Kenneth Tovo, Military ...
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