U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Acting Commissioner Visits El Salvador

February 7, 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Acting Commissioner Visits El Salvador

Acting Commissioner of the United States Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), Mark Morgan, visited El Salvador February 6-7, 2020. Commissioner Morgan met with Salvadoran government officials to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the factors driving illegal migration to the United States.

The commissioner had the opportunity to learn first-hand about the efforts the United States government is making to improve security, boost economic growth and strengthen Salvadoran institutions. He visited the returned migrant care center, where he received a briefing on the measures El Salvador is taking to reintegrate returnees into a more productive life in their home country.

Ambassador Ronald Johnson stated via social media that Commissioner Morgan’s visit “reaffirms the work we are doing with El Salvador to protect borders, fight against human trafficking and combat the causes of illegal migration.”

Commissioner Morgan also stressed the importance of listening to governments, communities, companies, and international entities about the challenges they face and how the United States government can provide more support. “It is clear to me that the government of El Salvador and President Bukele are committed partners in combating illegal migration, and also addressing the root causes that drive it. We are proud that our collaboration has already seen results and look forward to expanding our joint efforts to make both our countries more secure and prosperous.”