§ 1203 : PREVENTING UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRATION TRANSITING THROUGH MEXICO.
IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of State, in coordination with the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall develop, in consultation with the relevant Committees of Congress, a strategy to address the unauthorized immigration of individuals who transit through Mexico to the United States.
REQUIREMENTS.—The strategy developed under subsection (a) shall include specific steps—
to enhance the training, resources, and professionalism of border and law enforcement officials in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and other countries, as appropriate; and
to educate nationals of the countries described in paragraph (1) about the perils of the journey to the United States, including how this Act will increase the likelihood of apprehension, increase criminal penalties associated with illegal entry, and make finding employment in the United States more difficult.
IMPLEMENTATION OF STRATEGY.—In carrying out the strategy developed under subsection (a)—
the Secretary of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Secretary of State, shall produce an educational campaign and disseminate information about the perils of the journey across Mexico, the likelihood of apprehension, and the difficulty of finding employment in the United States; and
the Secretary of State, in coordination with the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall offer—
training to border and law enforcement officials to enable these officials to operate more effectively, by using, to the greatest extent practicable, Department of Homeland Security personnel to conduct the training; and
technical assistance and equipment to border officials, including computers, document readers, and other forms of technology that may be needed, as appropriate.
AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.—The Secretary of Homeland Security may use such sums as are necessary from the Comprehensive Immigration Trust Fund established under section 6(a)(1) to carry out this section.