U.S. Homeland Security Chief in Guatemala to seek regional response to migrants

11 July 2018

Ministers from the United States, Mexico and Central American nations met in Guatemala City on Tuesday (July 10).

They vowed regional cooperation against human trafficking in an effort to reduce the flow of undocumented migrants travelling overland north towards the U.S. President Donald Trump has talked up a hardline approach to tackling the problem.

This included an unpopular policy that saw thousands of children separated from their parents. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, met with Mexican Foreign Minister and his colleagues from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to reaffirm their opposition to the separation of family members.