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Vice President Visits Border Wall in South Texas

Release Date: 
February 16, 2018

CBP Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan (left) greets Vice President Mike Pence shortly after he landed in McAllen, Texas, as part of the Vice President’s tour of the border. DHS photo by Jetta Disco
CBP Acting Commissioner Kevin
McAleenan (left) greets Vice President
Mike Pence shortly after he landed in
McAllen, Texas, as part of the Vice
President’s tour of the border.
DHS photo by Jetta Disco

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.

Vice President Mike Pence (center), Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (right) and CBP Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan (far right) meet with Border Patrol agents, CBP officers, Air Interdiction agents, and other federal and local law enforcement officials during a roundtable discussion at the Hidalgo, Texas Port of Entry. The meeting was part of the Vice President’s visit to South Texas which includes a tour of the border wall and a ride along with U.S. Border Patrol agents on the Rio Grande. DHS photo by Jetta Disco
Vice President Mike Pence (center),
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen
Nielsen (right) and CBP Acting
Commissioner Kevin McAleenan
(far right) meet with Border Patrol
agents, CBP officers, Air Interdiction
agents, and other federal and local
law enforcement officials during a
roundtable discussion at the Hidalgo,
Texas Port of Entry. The meeting was
part of the Vice President’s visit to
South Texas which includes a tour of
the border wall and a ride along with
U.S. Border Patrol agents on the Rio
Grande. DHS photo by Jetta Disco

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.

Last modified: 
February 16, 2018