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Updated Jan 22, 2014 - 9:13 pm

Homeland Security Secretary visits Arizona border

PHOENIX — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson took an
aerial tour of the southern Arizona border on Wednesday.

Johnson visited Douglas and Tucson a day after meeting with officials along the
border in Texas.

In Tucson, Johnson met with state and local law enforcement officials and
received briefings on efforts to secure the border at the Tucson Sector
headquarters of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

In Douglas, Johnson met with Douglas Mayor Danny Ortega and Sierra Vista Mayor
Rick Mueller along with local ranchers and landowners.

Johnson underscored the department’s commitment to working with local
communities to ensure the security of the Southwest border.

He spoke in Texas on Tuesday about the surge of immigrants from countries other
than Mexico crossing the border illegally.

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