Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to San Diego on Tuesday to meet with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees and to conduct an operational tour of the San Ysidro Port of Entry to assess implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).
Nielsen met with ICE employees to thank them for their continued professionalism and dedication to the mission.
“I’m continually impressed with the daily success stories I hear from the exceptional men and women of ICE,” said Nielsen.
Following her remarks to employees, Nielsen went on an operational tour of the San Ysidro Port of Entry and saw firsthand the implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols. The MPP are designed to help ensure migrants are protected according to U.S. and international obligations while also addressing the security and humanitarian crisis at our Southern Border.
MPP, which was announced in December, will require certain migrants to await the processing of their immigration claims in Mexico.
The secretary explained, “The MPP will enable DHS to take a huge step forward in bringing order to chaotic migration flows, restoring the rule of law and the integrity of the United States immigration system, and allowing DHS to focus resources on providing relief to individuals fleeing persecution while at the same time holding those accountable who make false asylum claims.”