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Trump Expected To Visit Border Fence Near Yuma

President Donald Trump is expected to visit the border fence near Yuma next week.

The Washington Post reports Trump is expected to attend a ceremony in the Yuma Sector to mark the completion of the barrier’s 200th mile. That is according to officials who were not authorized to describe the plans.

Univision reports a White House administration official confirmed Trump will visit Thursday. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has asked contractors for help making the border wall more difficult to climb over and cut through, an acknowledgment that the design currently being installed across hundreds of miles of the U.S.-Mexico boundary remains vulnerable.

Trump last visited Yuma in August 2017 when he met with Customs and Border Protection officials during a brief visit to Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma, but he did not travel to the border. 

His last visit to the border wall in the Desert Southwest was in Calexico in April 2019.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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