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Biden will personally get acquainted with the situation on the US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden heads to the US-Mexico border on Sunday, his first trip there as president after two years of harassment by Republicans who softly hit him with border security strikes as the number of migrants crossing the border, grows in a spiral.

Biden must spend several hours in El Paso, Texas, which is currently the largest corridor for illegal border crossings, in large part due to the fact that Nicaraguans are fleeing repression, crime and poverty in their country. They are among the migrants from four countries now subject to swift removal under new rules passed by the Biden administration last week.

The president is expected to meet with border officials to discuss migration, as well as the rise in trafficking in fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, which are causing a skyrocketing number of overdoses in the US.

Biden will visit the El Paso County Migrant Services Center and meet with non-profit and religious groups that support migrants coming to the US. It’s unclear if Biden will talk to any migrants.

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