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Congressman Higgins Tours U.S.-Mexico Border

Congressman Higgins recently returned from a congressional trip to the United States’ southern border with colleagues from a bipartisan anti-terrorism Task Force.

The trip provided Members of Congress with an overview of challenges facing border security and the issues that impact communities near the border. Officials from the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security briefed the group on evolving national security threats, technology currently deployed at the border, and best practices to secure our land and sea borders.

Congressman Higgins surveys the terrain near the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, TX.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent briefs Congressman Higgins on video surveillance tools used to monitor border activity near Ft Huachuca, AZ.

Congressman Higgins examines border fencing near San Diego, CA.

Local rancher, John Ladd briefs Congressman Higgins and colleagues from an anti-terrorism task force on border security measures and life along the southern border near Ft Huachuca, AZ.

Congressman Higgins inspects an aerial drone used to monitor border activity at a hangar near Ft Huachuca, AZ.

Congressman Higgins speaking with a U.S. Border Patrol agent at a border site near San Diego, CA.