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DHS Secretary Nielsen Joins Vice President Pence Along the Southern Border

Release Date: February 16, 2018

Discuss the Need for Border Security with DHS Frontline Personnel

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen joined Vice President Mike Pence along the southern border in McAllen, Texas. While in McAllen, Secretary Nielsen and Vice President Pence took an operational tour of the Hidalgo Port of Entry. They also participated in a roundtable discussion with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. During the roundtable, the group discussed the need to end dangerous loopholes and secure our borders to keep American communities safe.

“Today, we heard about the importance of the DHS mission firsthand from the people who protect our communities every day,” said Secretary Nielsen. “It is clear that we must take action to secure our border on behalf of  American families. I’m grateful for the men and women of DHS for sharing their stories today, and for their dedication to their often difficult and dangerous jobs.”


Vice President Pence and Secretary Nielsen during Roundtable
Vice President Pence and Secretary Nielsen during Roundtable. DHS Official Photos/Jetta Disco. (DHS Photo by Jetta Disco/Released)

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