Source: US Department of Homeland Security
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke by phone on Friday, February 26 with Honduran Minister of Foreign Affairs Lisandro Rosales. They acknowledged the strong relationship between the United States and Honduras, and their shared desire to continue building a productive and collaborative partnership. Secretary Mayorkas discussed the Biden-Harris Administration’s comprehensive approach to addressing irregular migration, including through a regional strategy to address its root causes and improve migration management. He welcomed Minister Rosales’s shared commitment to respond to irregular migration through in-country measures in Honduras. Secretary Mayorkas and Minister Rosales also pledged cooperation to overcome the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; counter false narratives about migration; and collaborate in areas such as border security, family reunification, and combatting human smugglers.