U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Thursday in Washington to discuss efforts in combating transnational criminal organizations.
DHS said Nielsen and Hernandez were joined by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan.
Nielsen reaffirmed her support for Honduran efforts to increase security and prosperity in their country, according to the statement, DHS said in a statement, and also reiterated the agency’s commitment to combating transnational organizations and narcotics entering the U.S.
The pair also discussed joint efforts to ensure a smooth transition related to the end of Temporary Protected Status for a select group of Honduran citizens.