At the eighth meeting of the Executive Steering Committee
for 21st Century Border Management, the Deputy Attorney General for
Legal and International Affairs of the Attorney General’s Office, José Alberto
Rodríguez Calderón, as coordinator of the federal agencies involved in the
issue (Federal Police, National Migration Institute and CISEN) presented a
progress report and discussed the challenges related to controlling arms
trafficking, human trafficking and border violence.
In his remarks, the Deputy Attorney General explained that
the bilateral exchange of information has helped rescue victims of human
trafficking, identify migrant trafficking networks, arrest suspects and seize
properties and bank accounts. Therefore, cooperation should be strengthened and
programs created that help dismantle criminal networks. “We propose a program
that improves our cross-border communications network."
As co-chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Law Enforcement,
José Alberto Rodríguez presented the Coordinator of the Executive Steering
Committee, Undersecretary Carlos Pérez Verdía, with the annual report on the
commitments agreed in the 2015 Action Plan: improving the exchange information
for investigations; training for the Federal Police; and protocols for
preventing border violence.
He discussed some of the achievements to date, such as
exchanging information on arms trafficking, bilateral meetings to review the
operational status of each of the communications links on both sides of the
border and operational reports for each border corridor.
This annual meeting gives continuity to the bilateral dialogue
and to the modernization, efficiency and effectiveness in the important border
The meeting was attended by officials from the various federal
agencies that make up the subcommittees on infrastructure, secure flows and law
enforcement and security cooperation, and by officials from various U.S.