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Homeland Security secretary to visit Arizona border

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson plans a visit to Arizona a day after meeting with officials along the border in Texas.

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 also will meet with state and local law enforcement officials.

A day earlier, Johnson spoke in Texas about the surge of immigrants from countries other than Mexico crossing the border illegally.

Federal data show that while apprehensions of Mexican citizens remained nearly unchanged last year, arrests of immigrants from other countries, including Guatemala and Honduras, rose 55 percent.

Johnson says officials should continue monitoring trends along the border.

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