Homeland Security Chief Visiting Texas Border

View Comments
(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

453641528 10 Homeland Security Chief Visiting Texas BorderAdorbale Baby Animals To Put A Smile On Your Face

150725619 10 Homeland Security Chief Visiting Texas BorderHot Models In Glasses

 alt=Musicians Then And Now II

452359780 10 Homeland Security Chief Visiting Texas BorderMissing Summer?

87222728 Homeland Security Chief Visiting Texas Border8 Reasons to Have A Good Love Life

sx Homeland Security Chief Visiting Texas Border Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

MISSION (AP) – U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is to tour the Texas-Mexico border and receive a briefing on border security operations in South Texas.

Johnson’s Tuesday visit would follow the Border Patrol’s release Friday of the final 2013 immigrant arrest numbers, which showed a 16 percent increase. The Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley sector, which encompasses the southernmost tip of Texas, has become the busiest segment of the Southwest border for illegal immigration.

The increase has largely been driven by Central American immigrants entering the United States illegally in South Texas.

The budget bill signed by President Barack Obama on Friday includes funding for 2,000 additional customs officers at the nation’s ports of entry.

Johnson is scheduled to make a similar visit to Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending:

View Comments