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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson coming to Nogales

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Department of Homeland Security announced today that Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will travel to Nogales, Arizona.

He'll visit U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities on Wednesday, June 25 to "view the ongoing government-wide response to the influx of unaccompanied children across the southwest border."

Right now he is testifying before a House Committee on the immigration crisis. 

"Our Border Patrol and other CBP personnel, as well as personnel from HHS, ICE, FEMA and the Coast Guard are doing a remarkable job in difficult circumstances. All of these dedicated men and women deserve our recognition, support and gratitude," said Secretary Jeh Johnson.

More details are expected to be released later today about Secretary Johnson's visit.

Here is a link to an official statement that DHS Secretary Johnson gave to the Homeland Security Committee on plans for border crisis - http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/25854896/statement-by-dhs-secretary-jeh-johnson

Secretary Johnson also released an op-ed piece on the border situation - http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/25844885/dhs-secretary-jeh-johnson-posts-op-ed-on-border-situation

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