Vice President Mike Pence visits US-Mexico border in Calexico

VP Mike Pence to visit Calexico border Monday
Posted at 6:04 PM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 15:12:09-04

(KGTV) - Vice President Mike Pence is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico on Monday.

It is Pence's second time visiting the border as vice president. In February, he visited the Texas-Mexico border.

The Imperial County stop will precede a California fundraising tour by the vice president in Beverly Hills and Malibu the same day. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will also join him in fundraising efforts.

Pence is addressing Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol officials before he views the construction of border fencing.


Pence's visit follows President Donald Trump's March stop in Otay Mesa to view border wall prototypes.

Some confusion came with the president's most recent comments on the Calexico border site after Trump tweeted “Great briefing this afternoon on the start of our Southern Border WALL!”

The project that replaced about two and a half miles of the Calexico border began in 2009. Border Patrol officials have said those plans shouldn't be confused with Trump’s wall or prototypes.