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Biden visits U.S.-Mexico border

President Joe Biden visited the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday for the first time since taking office to tackle one of the country’s most politically charged issues as he prepares for a re-election bid.

Biden who was accompanied by the Border Patrol agents toured a section of the wall that divides the two countries, a signature priority of his Republican predecessor Donald Trump, to demonstrate that he was taking the issue seriously.

The US President was Joined by Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, the President also visited the Bridge of the Americas, which connects the United States and Mexico, and viewed equipment’s that border officials use to detect illegal drugs.

According to him, his administration would tighten immigration enforcement by blocking Cuban, Haitian, and Nicaraguan migrants at the border, expanding the nationalities of those who can be expelled back to Mexico.

Biden hopes to strengthen relations with Border Patrol agents, some of whom have bristled at the rollback of hardline enforcement polices by the White House.

Writing By Marian Benjamin, Editing by Tersoo Nicholas