April 14th, 2009
06:45 PM ET
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Napolitano to name 'border czar' Wednesday

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will name a 'border czar' on Wednesday to help deal with the drug cartel violence that has exploded along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will name a 'border czar' on Wednesday to help deal with the drug cartel violence that has exploded along the U.S.-Mexico border.

(CNN) – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will name a "border czar" on Wednesday to help deal with the drug cartel violence that has exploded along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to several administration officials.

The officials said Napolitano will name Alan Bersin, a former Justice Department official, to the newly-created post.

The move comes on the eve of President Obama's first visit to Mexico since being sworn into office. He will be in Mexico on Thursday to meet with President Calderon on his way to Trinidad for the Summit of the Americas.


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