Homeland Security head visits Arizona-Mexico border

Posted at 6:16 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 20:21:32-05

A Southwest swing is taking Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to federal facilities along the Arizona-Mexico border and other states.

On Thursday he met with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and top border patrol officials in the Nogales, Arizona area.

The Department of Homeland Security said Kelly planned to discuss efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to improve security along the border.

Kelly also has a visit to San Ysidro, California scheduled on Friday; he visited Texas last week.

Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday posted on Twitter a photo of himself greeting Kelly before the visit to a Border Patrol station in Nogales.

The retired Marine Corps general was confirmed by the Senate for his Cabinet position Jan. 20.