Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson visits El Salvador

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson visited El Salvador as part of a regional tour in Central America that also included Honduras.

During his visit, Secretary Johnson met with Salvadoran President, Salvador Sánchez Cerén and other Salvadoran officials. During their meeting, they discussed the importance of law enforcement cooperation to address violence and the other underlying causes of illegal migration, highlighting the dangers of the journey.

Secretary Johnson took the opportunity to see first–hand the repatriation process and the facilities for the reintegration of returnees.

Secretary Johnson was sworn in the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) on December 23rd, 2013. Before joining DHS, Secretary Johnson worked as the General Counselor for the Department of Defense. His professional career also includes comprehensive service in national security, law enforcement and as a lawyer in a private practice for corporate law.

After completing his visit, Secretary Johnson continued his tour of the region.