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Trump to visit US-Mexico border Thursday

Posted: 10:20 AM, Jan 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-07 18:57:31Z
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TUCSON, Ariz. — The president will be visiting the U.S.-Mexico border this week.

The announcement comes via his press secretary, Sarah Sanders, who didn't give further details on the trip.

While Sanders didn't say exactly where the visit will take place, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a "VIP Movement" notification for Thursday in the area near McAllen, Texas, which sits on the border.

"Pilots can expect airspace restrictions in conjunction with this VIP movement," the notification says .

The visit comes amid a bitter battle in Washington over a wall on the southern border. President Trump says he won't sign any government funding bill from Congress that doesn't include funding for the wall. The fight led to a partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its 16th day.