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Rep. Reyes’ and UTEP’s Border Security Conference

From the NPT Inbox. This is important, as it has as much to do with the present and future of the El Paso-Juarez-Southern New Mexico borderplex as just about any other factor. There’s a lot of ways to slice this. In the meantime, here’s the confernece info:


Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Assistant to the President John Brennan, Assistant Secretary Alan Bersin, Assistant Secretary John Morton, U.S. Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar to join Chairman Silvestre Reyes August 10-11 at the University of Texas at El Paso

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will participate in the 6th Annual Border Security Conference: Fostering a 21st Century Relationship of Cooperation and Shared Responsibility taking place August 10 – 11, 2009 at the University of Texas at El Paso. The Honorable John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, Alan Bersin, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Special Representative for Border Affairs, John Morton, Assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Kenneth Melson, Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, David Aguilar, Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, and Roger Garner, USAID Mission Director for Mexico will also participate in this year’s conference. The event is free and open to the public.

“I am pleased that Secretary Napolitano and other high-ranking officials have accepted my invitation to come to El Paso,” Congressman Reyes said. “As the largest border community in the world, the El Paso/Juarez region is the ideal location to bring together top leaders from the U.S. and Mexico to address the many border security issues that continue to challenge communities such as ours. As policymakers wrestle with issues such as Mexico’s drug-related violence, comprehensive immigration reform, and bi-national trade in the current recession, this year’s Border Security Conference is coming at a critical time and promises to be very informative.”

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August 7, 2009 at 12:58 pm

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