The United States is closely following the migrant caravan, in which thousands of migrants from Honduras and other countries continue to make a dangerous journey through Guatemala and into Mexico. Many migrants are attempting to transit these countries and in the process are violating their sovereignty, their laws, and their procedures. As President Trump has stated, consistent with U.S. law, the United States will not allow illegal immigrants to enter or remain in the United States.
We are concerned that these migrants may be victimized by human smugglers or others who would exploit them. We also are deeply concerned by the violence provoked by some members of the group, as well as the apparent political motivation of some organizers of the caravan.
We understand Mexico will detain and repatriate migrants who enter Mexico in violation of Mexican law, and in instances where migrants apply for asylum, process the requests in accordance with Mexican law. We also understand that those who do not qualify will be returned in a safe and orderly process, consistent with Mexican law.
We welcome the Government of Mexico's collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to address refugee and migration issues in the region, including the influx of people arriving in Mexico. The United States stands ready to assist the Government of Mexico in this effort.
-- Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, October 21, 2018
Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S. Department of State highlights spanning a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives of State events, initiatives, and global issues. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xPndeThis Week at State: October 19, 2018
Read about Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo's travel to Panama City, Panama and Mexico City, Mexico from October 18-19.Secretary Pompeo Travels to Panama and Mexico
Secretary Pompeo traveled to Panama City, Panama and Mexico City, Mexico from October 18-19. In Panama City, the Secretary met with President Juan Carlos Varela and Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo outlines the Trump Administration's strategy on Iran in an article for the November/December 2018 edition of "Foreign Affairs."Confronting Iran
The U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, lays out the Trump Administration's foreign policy towards Iran.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso in Mexico City on October 19, 2018. In Mexico City, Secretary Pompeo will also meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto, as well as with Foreign Secretary-designate Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon. Secretary Pompeo will reaffirm the U.S. commitment to cooperating with both the current administration and the incoming administration of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador on economic issues, shared security challenges, and reducing illegal immigration. Read more about the Secretary’s travel to Panama and Mexico: https://go.usa.gov/xPnUt.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela in Panama City, Panama on October 18, 2018. Read more about the Secretary’s meeting with the President: https://go.usa.gov/xPnUM. Follow the Secretary’s trip to Panama and Mexico: https://go.usa.gov/xPnUt.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers remarks on Iran and child soldiers, at the United Nations Security Council, on October 18, 2018.Amb. Nikki Haley remarks at the UNSC
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Panama City, Panama and Mexico City, Mexico from October 18-19. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xPRRBSecretary Pompeo's Travel to Panama and Mexico
From economic issues to environmental policy, the Department of State continues to engage with and impact Alaska, bringing about fear-reaching benefits for the people of Alaska, the United States, and our Arctic partners.From Sitka to Seward: The Department of State's Impact on Alaska
The State Department's work benefits the American people by advancing U.S. national security, promoting our economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming our country’s exceptional role in the world. This work directly impacts the state of Alaska as it continues to live up to its motto: “North to the Future.”
Watch Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump discuss this year's annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF). Read more about PITF: https://go.usa.gov/xPR4g | Learn how you can help fight human trafficking: https://go.usa.gov/xPR4TIvanka Trump on Human Trafficking
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Ankara, Turkey on October 17, 2018. In Ankara, Secretary Pompeo met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. For more on the Secretary’s trip, go to https://www.state.gov.undefined
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Ankara, Turkey on October 17, 2018.
In Ankara, the Secretary will meet with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu to welcome the decision to release Pastor Andrew Brunson and to discuss other issues of bilateral importance. The Secretary will also discuss the Jamal Khashoggi case and reiterate the U.S. offer to assist Turkey in its investigation.
As part of the continued commitment by Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo, and USAID Administrator Green to support ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq as highlighted earlier this year at the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the United States is proud to announce over $178 million in U.S. foreign assistance to support these vulnerable communities in Iraq. This brings total U.S. assistance for this population to nearly $300 million since Fiscal Year 2017, implemented by both the State Department and USAID.
The preservation of Iraq’s rich historical pluralism is critical to reintegrating persecuted ethnic and religious minority communities into a peaceful Iraq. U.S. efforts to meet this objective span government agencies and are being implemented urgently, in close partnership with local faith and community leaders. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xPNtj
Today, the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned a vast network of businesses providing financial support to the Basij, #Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s militia that recruits, trains, and deploys child soldiers. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xPNwj
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 16, 2018. Read more about the Secretary’s trip here: https://go.usa.gov/xPND9undefined
At the request of President Donald J. Trump, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia today. The President has called for a prompt and open investigation into the disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Follow the Secretary’s trip on https://www.state.gov.Secretary Pompeo's Travel to Riyadh
Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S. Department of State highlights spanning a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives. Go to blogs.state.gov for more.This Week at State: October 12, 2018
The pace of missile launches by the regime in #Iran did not diminish after JCPOA Implementation Day in January 2016, and it continues to prioritize its missile force development and launch ballistic missiles. Download the report on Iran’s Outlaw Regime at www.state.gov.
Read about Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo's travel to Tokyo, Japan; Pyongyang, DPRK; Seoul, Republic of Korea; and Beijing, China from October 6-8.Secretary Pompeo Travels to Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and China
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Tokyo, Japan; Pyongyang, DPRK; Seoul, Republic of Korea; and Beijing, China from October 6-8. Throughout the Secretary’s trip, he reiterated the Administration’s continued focus on the final, fully verifiable, denuclearization of the DPRK, and longstanding commitment to our alliances and partnerships in the region.
On October 8, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met separately with Member of the Political Bureau and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China Yang Jiechi and State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing. They discussed the overall state of the bilateral relationship. Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/xP8UKundefined