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Trump visits Texas border town amid push for wall: What to know about McAllen


Added 01-10-19 10:29:02am EST - “President Trump is headed to McAllen, Texas, to "meet with those on the front lines of the national security and humanitarian crisis."” - Foxnews.com

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As the government remains partially shuttered, President Trump is set to visit the southern border in a continued push for a wall.

Trump and Democrats remained locked in an impasse over funding for the border wall, with the president demanding more than $5 billion to go towards one of his most profound campaign promises. He’s warned the shutdown could stretch on for “years” and floated the possibility of declaring a national emergency to build the wall.

Trump is headed to McAllen, Texas, Thursday to “meet with those on the front lines of the national security and humanitarian crisis,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

The Mexico-adjacent town is about 250 miles south of San Antonio. On the other side of the Rio Grande is Reynosa, considered to be one of the least secured cities in Mexico. Reynosa is in the northern part of Tamaulipas, which the State Department has included on a travel advisory due to crime.

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