The United States Government is still deeply considering the extradition of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman from Mexico, despite the Mexican Government's insistence that the Sinaloa Cartel boss would be brought to justice in Mexico. "This issue is currently under discussion by my colleagues in the Department of Justice," said US Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Buereau of Western Hemisphere Affairs John Feely. The comments came as a response to calls from Chairman Of the US Security Commitee Michael McCaul to instigate Guzman's extradition.

Michael McCaul stressed that the capture of Guzman was significant "symbolically as well as operationally" in the fight against the Sinaloa Cartel. "It is an indication of the promise president Enrique Peña Nieto has made to finish with the cartels." McCaul revealed that he and members of the U.S. Security Committee had written a letter to Senator John Kerry urging him to consider 'El Chapo' immediate extradition. John Feeley admitted that the issue was currently under discussion in the committee, however he stressed that "it may not result in immediate transfer," Feeley said.

McCaul, who has been an outspoken advocate for Guzman's extradition, has frequently pointed to Guzman's 2001 escape from prison - McCaul has argued that were 'El Chapo' to be brought to the United States, he could be kept in a maximum security facility. The comments come as James Dinkins, executive associate director for homeland security at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told the House Homeland Security Committee that Guzman's capture "sent a clear message to the world that Mexico is willing and able to tackle the most sophisticated drug cartel in the world."