DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen visits with U.S. Coast Guard members March 12, 2018, in San Diego. (DHS photo)

DHS Secretary Visits Coast Guard in San Diego

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen visited the U.S. Coast Guard base Monday on her first visit to San Diego as the head of DHS. Not only did she speak to members of the Coast Guard, but she also went out on the water with them to see how they track down and stop illegal activity.

Nielsen got a first-hand look at the Coast Guard’s maritime security response team – one of just two specialized units in the United States. Known as MSRT, they respond to cases involving drug smuggling and illegal immigration.

Following her aerial tour, Nielsen addressed hundreds of coast guard members saying her first priority as Homeland Security Secretary is border security.

“True border security involves a wall system, which of course includes the physical infrastructure, but also mission-ready agents, patrol roads, sensor technology and support resources,” Nielsen said.

Read more at CBS8

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