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Texas Border and Mexican Affairs Division

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One of the functions of the Secretary of State is to serve as the Governor's liaison for Texas Border and Mexican Affairs. In this capacity, the Secretary assists the Governor in addressing issues which involve our Texas-Mexico border and cross border affairs with Mexico.Some key Secretary's responsibilities include:

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