WASHINGTON DC (STL.News) – Wednesday, at the Presidential Palace in San Salvador, El Salvador, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan signed a Letter of Intent with the Salvadoran Minister of Justice and Security Rogelio Rivas to intensify bilateral cooperation in four areas to address irregular migration from Central America and combat transnational criminal organizations.
“I would like to thank President Bukele for his partnership and for hosting me for productive discussions that solidified our commitments to partner on strategies to address irregular migration and target gangs and human smugglers, together,” said Acting Secretary McAleenan. “DHS is grateful to work closely with our Salvadoran counterparts to address the crisis faced in the region. At the same time, we share an understanding that our collaborative work can be expanded to the benefit of both of our countries.”
The four areas of collaboration include increasing collaboration through border security and law enforcement operations, expanding our cooperation in information sharing, ensuring close cooperation in building asylum and protection capacity, and continuing our dialogue to promote opportunity and investment in El Salvador.