Trump and Biden to make dueling southern border appearances

President Joe Biden and his likely GOP challenger, Donald Trump, will both appear at the southern border on Thursday.

Trump already had a visit to the border scheduled and is campaigning heavily on illegal immigration. Biden announced Monday morning that he’d be making his own trip to counter Trump, visiting the Rio Grande Valley city of Brownsville, Texas.

“[Biden] will discuss the urgent need to pass the Senate bipartisan border security agreement, the toughest and fairest set of reforms to secure the border in decades,” an unnamed White House official said. “He will reiterate his calls for congressional Republicans to stop playing politics and to provide the funding needed for additional U.S. Border Patrol agents, more asylum officers, fentanyl detection technology, and more.”

The president will reportedly meet with Border Patrol agents, members of law enforcement,
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