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Trump, Biden to visit Texas in competing border trips Thursday


Biden will meet with U.S. Border Patrol and local law enforcement in Brownsville, while Trump will be about 300 miles away in Eagle Pass. A White House official confirmed Biden's travel plans Monday, after CNN reported Trump's border visit last week. The New York Times was the first to report Biden's travel.

The border has increasingly become a thorn in Democrats' side, particularly as Biden gears up for reelection and the party aims to retake the U.S. House. Border security has consistently polled as a top priority among Texans, and Republican-led policies led by Gov. Greg Abbott to place barriers like concertina wire and buoys in the Rio Grande have proven popular among voters.

Trump's campaign derided Biden's visit as "chasing us to the border". A campaign spokesperson said the trip "shows just how big of a problem this is for him."