DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano visiting Matamoros on Tuesday

Janet Npolitano

Authorities have confirmed that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is meeting with her Mexican counterpart in Matamoros on Tuesday.

Napolitano is expected to travel to Brownsville on Tuesday and cross the border to meet with Matamoros.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials confirmed Napolitano is meeting with Mexican Secretary of the Interior Miguel Angel Osorio-Chong.

The two are expected to discuss border security as well as efforts to detect and confront smuggling activities and drug cartels.

Napolitano was last in the Rio Grande Valley in April.

The visit to Matamoros comes less than two weeks after Napolitano announced she would be leaving her post as DHS secretary to take a job as president of the University of California.