Biden To Arrive At El Paso

President Biden is set Sunday to visit the southern U.S. border for the first time in his presidency.
US President Joe Biden gets into his SUV after visiting firefighters a Nantucket, Massachusetts, fire station to thank first responders during the Thanksgiving Day holiday, on November 24, 2022. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The president is scheduled to spend a few hours in El Paso, Texas, which has recently become a major entry point for illegal crossings.
  • Biden critics, and some supporters, have urged him to got the border to see first-hand the issues related to record-high immigration.
  • The president is scheduled to meet with border officials also talk about such related issues as the related, increased  trafficking of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, which has contributed to a large number of  overdoses in the U.S.

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