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 PenceIndiana sisters with history of opposing Pence donate millions to Dems Hillicon Valley: Trump signs off on sanctions for election meddlers | Russian hacker pleads guilty over botnet | Reddit bans QAnon forum | FCC delays review of T-Mobile, Sprint merger | EU approves controversial copyright law Overnight Defense: Trump marks 9/11 anniversary | Mattis says Assad 'has been warned' on chemical weapons | US identifies first remains of returned Korean war troops 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 TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency 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 McCarthyOn The Money: Midterms to shake up House finance panel | Chamber chief says US not in trade war | Mulvaney moving CFPB unit out of DC | Conservatives frustrated over big spending bills Midterms to shake up top posts on House finance panel The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh confirmation in sudden turmoil MORE (R-Calif.).