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Homeland Security secretary heading to Southern Arizona

Posted at 10:08 PM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 12:41:15-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -- The Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly will be in Southern Arizona on Thursday to meet with law enforcement agencies. 

Sec. Kelly is scheduled to be in Nogales, Arizona and will meet with officials along the border. 

President Donald Trump tapped the retired Marine to head the department late last year and he was officially sworn in on January 20. 

In a congressional hearing this week, Secretary Kelly said the wall will likely be built in pieces and there may be gaps. 

"The president has tasked me to take a look at what we need along the southern border," Kelly said.

"So there's no one single solution, but for sure in my opinion barriers and patrolling is a big part of it," Kelly said.