UPDATED 8:40 AM PT – Sat. April 6, 2019
President Trump is met with support during his visit to the California border town of Calexico.
The president toured a 2.25-mile stretch of newly constructed border fencing on Friday, which features 30-feet high steel slats.
After listening to concerns from border agents about the strain illegal immigration places on the nation’s resources, President Trump declared that the country is full. His visit comes just one week after he threatened to close down the border.
He has since pulled back on the statement, but many residents in Calexico, which relies on cross-border traffic, are worried about the president’s next steps. However, others are supportive of his hardline approach.
This comes after the president pulled the nomination of Ron Vitiello to lead ICE. He said Vitiello is a good man, but that the administration needs to go in a tougher direction at the border.