DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen To Visit Southern Border This Week
By Bill Strange
March 20, 2019
The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security is coming to the Rio Grande Valley. Kirstjen Nielsen will be on an official visit to McAllen this Thursday with Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Ronald Vitiello and Rio Grande Valley Border Sector Chief Rodolfo Karisch. The federal delegation will meet with dozens of county sheriffs to discuss section 287(g) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act. The program provides for DHS to deputize local and state officers when deemed necessary in order to help out with federal immigration law enforcement needs.