The White House passes along the following information about the “Salute to the Heroes” event that the president is speaking at later today.

Today, the White House will host ICE officers, CBP agents, law enforcement officials, Members of Congress, and state and local elected officials for a panel discussion on the life-saving and law enforcement missions of our nation’s CBP agents and ICE officers. Following the panel discussion, President Trump will deliver remarks honoring these brave individuals who are doing tremendous work every day to protect American communities by saving families from smugglers, drug cartels, and transnational criminal organizations. 


The following individuals are expected to attend:


Trump Administration 

President Donald J. Trump 

Vice President Mike Pence

Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Department of Homeland Security


Panel Discussion (will begin at 1:30PM)

Mercy Schlapp, White House Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications, Moderator

Kevin McAleenan, Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Ronald D. Vitiello, Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement

David Perdue, U.S. Senator from Georgia

Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona

Steve Marshall, Attorney General of Alabama

Mark Dannels, Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona


Additional Attendees:

Thomas Homan, Former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Alan Wilson, Attorney General of South Carolina

~150 ICE officers, CBP agents, and law enforcement officials

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