During a visit to Arizona, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday will take a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Sessions will tour what is mostly rough terrain along the international border in Nogales, Arizona. The area is roughly 70 miles south of Tucson.
saying he will speed up deportations of immigrants in the country illegally who were convicted of federal crimes, Sessions has made immigration enforcement a key Justice Department priority.
Sessions has also defended federal immigration authorities who make arrests at courthouses. Advocates and the California Supreme Court chief justice say the practice impedes on people's access to justice and deters immigrants from reporting crimes and going to court.
The Tucson Sector, which comprises most of Arizona, was once the busiest area for illegal border crossings and drug smuggling, but movement has shifted in the past few years to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.