Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in South Texas today for a visit to the region to tour the border, observe U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations and hear from local leaders about border security.
The Vice President will participate in a roundtable discussion in Hidalgo, joining Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, CBP Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, CBP leaders from the area, as well as Homeland Security, Department of Justice and other local law enforcement personnel.
In addition to the roundtable, Vice President Pence will observe CBP operations at the Hidalgo Port of Entry, see a segment of the border wall and join U.S. Border Patrol agents on a riverine tour of the Rio Grande.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.