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California prepares for visit from President Trump

Posted at 4:18 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 08:58:45-04

CALEXICO, Calif. (KGTV) -- The City of Calexico is preparing for President Trump’s visit and several planned protests at the border Friday.

Some people in the city told 10News they’re happy the President is paying attention to their community while others say they don’t support him and wish he’d stay away.

A plaque now hangs from a new section of the border fence proclaiming it to be the first section of Trump’s border wall.

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The new section stretches 2.2 miles, stands 30 feet high and has spaces between each metal post and wire along the front and top.

Border Patrol requested the section of the fence when Barack Obama was in office, but they never broke ground on the project.

In town, deputies began preparing for the big event Friday. At least one protest is planned for the President’s arrival.

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Several people near the port of entry said they’re both excited and angry that the nation’s focus will be on the small town.