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WATCH LIVE: Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Chief John Kelly in El Paso

EL PASO, Texas - Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly are in El Paso.

Sessions and Kelly observed operations at the border and met with Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security personnel.

Sessions and Kelly are holding a news conference at 1:30 p.m. Click here to watch it live.

At his Senate confirmation hearing in January, Sec. Kelly mentioned he had recently visited El Paso "off active duty", on business with the Department of Defense. He said he spoke with five agents at the border around 600-feet away from the fence.

"We saw half a dozen or so people jump over the fence," said Sec. Kelly. "I'm standing there just expecting the officers to jump in their cars put their lights on and dash down there."

He said what he witnessed surprised him, and there was low morale among Border Patrol officers.

Mayor Oscar Leeser shared that he is excited to welcome the top officials to El Paso.

"I am honored that they accepted my invitation to come and see the El Paso community and all that we have to offer," said Leeser.

Attorney General Sessions and Secretary Kelly will be meeting with members of the media at 1:30 p.m. at the Federal Building Library in Downtown El Paso.

 


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