Pres. Biden to depart from Washington to El Paso
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC, KYMA/KECY) - President Joe Biden is making his way to the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time since taking office.
The President left for El Paso on Sunday where he will assess border enforcement operations and meet with local officials.
The city is currently seeing a historic number of migrants fleeing political oppression and gang violence in Venezuela, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Cuba.
At El Paso's Sacred Heart Church, dozens of migrants have camped outside in cold temperatures.
Later, President Biden will travel to Mexico City to participate in the North American leader's summit.
The trip comes after the Biden administration unveiled new immigration action last week restricting asylum for migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua, and Haiti while opening a new legal pathway for migrants from those countries to enter the U.S.