Homeland Security chief making first border visit
The head of the Department of Homeland Security is making his first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border since being confirmed. Jeh Johnson, sworn in less than a month ago, checked out the border in Texas on Tuesday, and spoke with border agents in Douglas on Wednesday morning, along with U.S. Rep. Ron Barber.
Johnson is also scheduled to meet with state and local officials in Tucson on Wednesday.
Tuesday, his office released a statement on his Texas trip.
"Under this administration, DHS has devoted unprecedented resources to securing the border, here in McAllen, across Texas, and across the entirety of the Southwest border - while also supporting the travel and trade that are vital to our economy," Johnson said in the release.