Washington, DC—At 3:30 p.m. ET today, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will begin its confirmation hearing for retired General John Kelly, nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as the next U.S. Homeland Security Secretary. Ahead of the hearing, WOLA (the Washington Office on Latin America) has prepared an overview of the key facts on one set of hot button issues in the recent election cycle that will likely arise in the confirmation process: U.S. border security and migration.
With accompanying graphs, this analysis illustrates that:
WOLA experts on Central America, migration, and border security are available for commentary regarding the hearing: