Havre Daily News: Janet Napolitano will visit Havre

Janet Napolitano, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is scheduled to hold a town hall meeting in Havre Wednesday to discuss northern border issues.

Napolitano and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin will join Montana’s U.S. Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester for a tour of facilities in Montana, including at the Port of Piegan north of Babb and Port of Sweetgrass north of Shelby, before coming to Havre to tour the new Border Patrol Station that opened here in 2009.

Aaron Murphy, spokesman for Tester, said the town hall meeting set to start at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Havre Border Patrol station, will be open for any topic, “from security to commerce to (the Port of) Whitetail.”

Tester, who sits on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, invited Napolitano to tour the border in Montana.

Napolitano also will meet with state and local officials and private stakeholders to talk about issues regarding securing the northern border during the tour of facilities. After touring Sweetgrass, she is scheduled to have a round-table discussion about Homeland Security’s collaboration with state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies on border issues.

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