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On July 23 and 24, Secretary Napolitano traveled to Texas and Mexico with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Thomas Winkowski, and Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin. While in Mexico City, Secretary Napolitano met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (pictured here), as well as members of his cabinet, to discuss the ongoing partnership and cooperation between the United States and Mexico to ensure a safe and secure border region, which is critical to both nations’ economic competitiveness and national security.
Of the trip, Secretary Napolitano said: “The U.S.-Mexican border is now more secure than ever, in part because of the concept of co-management and co-responsibility. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stands ready to share our experience and work together to enhance regional security by protecting vulnerable migrants, deterring and detecting illegal immigration, and facilitating lawful trade and travel.”