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NPT DC: DHS Secretary Napolitano in EP on Weds

News release from the White House:


WASHINGTON—U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano plans to travel to the Southwest border on Wednesday to survey border operations in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona and coordinate with state and local law enforcement officials as part of a major effort to disrupt illegal arms and cash smuggling, and to curtail illegal immigration.

On March 24, Secretary Napolitano announced deployments of border security personnel and other resources to the Southwest border in response to escalated violence in Mexico. This week’s trip comes on the heels of today’s visit to Los Angeles, where Secretary Napolitano met with Congressional, state and local officials at air and sea ports of entry.

Secretary Napolitano previously traveled to the Southwest border and Mexico on April 1-3 to see border operations firsthand and meet with Mexican officials, including President Felipe Calderón. On Wednesday, Secretary Napolitano will visit El Paso, Texas, followed by stops at ports of entry in Columbus, N.M., and Nogales, Ariz.


Written by newspapertreeelpaso

April 13, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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