Homeland Security Acting Secretary McAleenan Traveling to Yuma, AZ

WASHINGTON DC (STL.News) – The US Department of Homeland Security released the following statement:

Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan will be traveling to Yuma, AZ to meet with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Arizona National Guard personnel, tour border facilities, and speak with federal, state, and local elected officials.

The Acting Secretary will first meet with local elected officials to discuss the effects that the humanitarian and security crisis on the Southwest border is having on their communities.  He will then meet with DHS field leadership, including CBP and ICE personnel who are working to manage the crisis on a daily basis in Yuma.  Following that, Acting Secretary McAleenan will travel to San Luis to tour the border and port of entry.  On Thursday, Acting Secretary McAleenan will meet with Senator McSally to discuss border security issues.  He will then receive a briefing from the Arizona National Guard regarding the military support being provided to DHS personnel.  Finally, Acting Secretary McAleenan will tour the Yuma soft sided facility.