Pence to receive briefing on wall progress at US-Mexico border

Pence to receive briefing on wall progress at US-Mexico border
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Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceLewandowski: Trump-Putin meeting advances goal of world peace Indiana has spent over million on cleanup of failed Pence family gas stations: report What really happened with the breastfeeding scandal in Geneva MORE will be briefed on the construction of the border wall during his visit to the Mexico-U.S. border next week.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials will brief Pence on the border wall when he visits the Calexico, Calif., section of the border wall on Monday, according to the White House.

The vice president will then deliver remarks to CBP officials and tour the wall construction.

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The upcoming trip will be Pence's second visit to the southern border as vice president. He first visited the border in February during a trip to Texas.

The trip comes as President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want to use 'adversary' to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism MORE rails against a so-called caravan of Central American migrants, a group of around 600 people that reached the border this week and includes refugees seeking asylum.

The president has called for federal officials to prevent immigrants from illegally entering the U.S. and recently sent a limited number of National Guard members to the southern border to assist the border patrol.

The vice president’s trip to Calexico is part of a longer trip to California, where Pence is expected to fundraise alongside House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyHouse GOP reverses, cancels vote on Dem bill to abolish ICE Pelosi: 'The Russians have something on the president' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump, Putin meet under cloud of Mueller’s Russia indictments MORE (R-Calif.).