Trump to visit U.S.-Mexico border to laud border wall

FILE – In this June 23, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump smiles after autographing a section of the border wall during a tour in San Luis, Ariz. The Trump administration sought to halt migrants from crossing the southwest border through measures that included forcing people seeking asylum to do to so in Mexico or Central America and building about 450 miles of wall. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump is expected to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday to highlight his administration’s work on the border wall, the White House said Saturday.

Trump will travel to the town of Alamo, Texas. He will mark the completion of 400 miles of border wall and his administration’s efforts to reform what the White House described as the nation’s broken immigration system.

Trump’s campaign for the presidency in 2016 focused extensively on the president’s desire to construct a border wall.

While most of the wall went up in areas that had smaller barriers, the government has built hundreds of miles of fencing as high as 30 feet in a short amount of time.