US Homeland Secretary to visit Ariz. border

US Homeland Secretary to visit Ariz. border

Credit: DHS.gov

Jeh Charles Johnson was sworn in on December 23, 2013 as the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security.

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 11:27 AM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security will be visiting border operations in Arizona this week.

Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson is expected to visit Douglas and Tucson on Wednesday.

According to his office, he will receive briefings on efforts to secure the border at the Tucson Sector headquarters of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Johnson will also meet with state and local law enforcement officials.

Arizona is one stop on a trip that will also include a visit to McAllen, Texas on Tuesday.

Johnson was sworn in on Dec. 23 as the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security. Prior to joining DHS, Secretary Johnson served as General Counsel for the Department of Defense.

Johnson took over for former Arizona. Gov. Janet Napolitano, who served as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security from Jan. 21, 2009 to Sept. 6, 2013. Napolitano left DHS to become the president of the 10-campus University of California system.

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