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Statement from Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf on Migrant Caravan

WASHINGTON – Today, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf issued the following statement regarding the migrant caravan at the Guatemala-Mexico border. “I commend the Government of Mexico for upholding their commitment to increased security and law enforcement at their southern border. The efforts by the Mexican National Guard and other officials have ...
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Statement by Secretary Michael Pompeo on Public Designation, Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption, of Honduran Congressman Oscar Ramon Najera

Today, I am designating Honduran Congressman Oscar Ramon Najera due to his involvement in significant corruption. In his official capacity, Mr. Najera engaged in and benefitted from public corruption related to the Honduran drug trafficking organization Los Cachiros. In May 2013, the United States identified Los Cachiros as a significant foreign narcotics trafficking group pursuant ...
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International Human Rights Day

Press Statement U.S. Department of State Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) to identify common rights and freedoms for all people in all nations. An American, former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, chaired the UN Human Rights Commission that drafted this ...
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Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo on International Anticorruption Day

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Today, on International Anticorruption Day, we reaffirm our commitment to prevent and combat corruption globally. Corruption obstructs economic growth and development, facilitates transnational crime, and fuels terrorism, robbing citizens around the world of their basic rights. Corruption enables and sustains autocratic leaders, weakens faith ...
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United States Resumes Targeted U.S. Foreign Assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE Today the Department informed Congress of my intent to resume targeted U.S. foreign assistance funding for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Earlier this year, pursuant to my authority over foreign assistance funds and the direction given to me by President Trump, I directed the Department of State ...
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U.S. and Honduras Sign More Arrangements to Expand Collaboration to Confront Irregular Migration

WASHINGTON – Today, on behalf of the Trump Administration, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan signed two arrangements with the Government of Honduras to expand bilateral initiatives to confront irregular migration through Central America. The signings, which took place at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, will increase collaboration between ...
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Joint Statement Between the U.S. Government and the Government of Honduras

WASHINGTON – Today, on behalf of the Trump Administration, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan signed an agreement with the Government of Honduras to expand bilateral initiatives to confront irregular migration through Central America. The signing, which took place during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, will further pave the way to ...
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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 ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Honduras’ Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Honduras on the 198th anniversary of your independence. The United States and Honduras are bound by ties of geography, commerce, values, and family. We share a strong ...
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Acting ICE Director Matthew Albence’s Remarks with Honduran First Lady Ana Garcia de Hernandez at Attention Center for Returned Migrants in La Lima

Good afternoon, thank you for being here. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the First Lady and the Government of Honduras for their continuous support, collaboration, and friendship. So what we’ve done here today, collaboratively between our two countries, is essential to try to stem the irregular migration trends that we’ve seen ...
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Statement from the U.S. Embassy in Honduras

The United States affirms its commitment to human rights, including the right to freedom of expression through peaceful protest. Incidents of violence during protests, as well as violence as a form of protest, harm legitimate calls for reform and progress, which should be addressed via engagement and dialogue. The United States calls for all Hondurans, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot!

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, ...
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Acting DHS Secretary Wolf’s Remarks with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández

Good afternoon. Thank you, President Hernández and the Government of Honduras, for the warm welcome to your beautiful country.  Honduras is a valued and proven partner to the United States in managing migration and promoting security and prosperity in Central America. Your partnership touches nearly every corner of the United States government, but the Department ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (January 8, 2020) Location:  Honduras Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a ...
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