Amid shakeup at Homeland Security, Ron Johnson to visit southwest border around El Paso, Texas

Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is scheduled to visit the southwest border Monday and Tuesday around El Paso, Texas.

Johnson chairs the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

According to a news release sent Saturday from Johnson’s office, he will be getting a “firsthand look at the growing humanitarian and national security crisis at the border.”

He will also talk with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials. more

Record numbers of migrant families have crossed the southwest border in recent months, and arrests and denials have skyrocketed, according to the Associated Press.

Johnson’s visit comes amid a personnel shakeup by the Trump administration at the Department of Homeland Security. more

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