New DHS Secretary Scheduled to Tour the Valley

2 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, December 13 2017 Dec 13, 2017 December 13, 2017 10:45 AM December 13, 2017 in News

WESLACO – The new U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security will be in the Rio Grande Valley to tour the southern border.

Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will hold a press conference Wednesday along with the Border Patrol Acting Deputy Commissioner and Chief Patrol Agent for the Rio Grande Valley Sector Manuel Padilla.

Nielsen was confirmed as secretary on Dec. 5.

She succeeded White House Chief of Staff John Kelly in the position.

Nielsen worked as Kelly’s chief of staff at DHS and at the White House before being nominated for the position. 

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