McAllen, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations formally announced today at a change of command ceremony held at the McAllen, Texas Convention Center that Carlos Rodriguez has been selected as the new port director for the Hidalgo/ Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. Rodriguez succeeds Severiano Solis, the previous port director, who passed away last year after succumbing to illness.

Washington, DC - Wednesday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray. The two leaders talked about the importance of reducing irregular migration through Mexico and the region and discussed the need for greater investment in Central America to address security, governance, and economic prosperity challenges.

Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Fort Brown station interdicted a narcotic smuggling attempt and rescued one of the smugglers.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Entry/Exit Overstay Report. The report provides data on departures and overstays, by country, for foreign visitors to the United States who entered as nonimmigrants through an air or sea Port of Entry (POE) and were expected to depart in FY 2017. The in-scope population for this report includes temporary workers and families, students, exchange visitors, temporary visitors for pleasure, temporary visitors for business, and other nonimmigrant classes of admission.

Edinburg, Texas - The U.S. Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector continues to coordinate border security efforts with state and local law enforcement agencies through Operation Stonegarden. Operation Stonegarden provides funding to state and local law enforcement agencies to enhance border security and keep communities safe.