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Updated Jan 20, 2014 - 7:26 am

US Homeland Secretary to visit Arizona border

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, left, and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., talk before President Barack Obama spoke about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security will be visiting border operations in Arizona this week.

Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson is expected to visit Douglas and Tucson on Wednesday.

According to his office, he will receive briefings on efforts to secure the border at the Tucson Sector headquarters of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Johnson will also meet with state and local law enforcement officials.

Arizona is one stop on a trip that will also include a visit to McAllen, Texas on Tuesday.

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