U.S.-Honduras Joint Statement

High-level representatives from the governments of the United States and Honduras met this week in Tegucigalpa to discuss how to enhance collaboration in the areas of law enforcement and information-sharing, bolster regional border security, strengthen migration protections, and increase temporary legal employment opportunities in the United States.

This week’s productive meetings demonstrate the commitment of both governments to work together as trusted partners to address shared regional challenges. They recognize Honduras’ progress in the areas of security and migration.

U.S. and Honduran officials will continue discussions into next week to ensure that our enhanced cooperation conforms to each nations’ legal requirements while also advancing our mutual objectives.

The U.S. delegation was led by Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security James McCament, Deputy Under Secretary of Labor Martha Newton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Hugo Rodriguez, and the Chargé d´Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Honduras, Colleen Hoey. The Honduran delegation was represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Lisandro Rosales, Minister of Security Julián Pacheco, Minister of Labor Carlos Madero, Director of the Honduran Institute of Migration Carolina Menjívar, and Secretary of Human Rights Karla Cueva.