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Trump set for southern border visit

(CNN)President Donald Trump is departing for the southern border to make the case for the wall on Thursday, the 20th day of the government shutdown, and as a congressional solution seems out of reach, it appears that Trump is moving closer to declaring a national emergency on the border. Trump is expected to participate in a roundtable on immigration and border security at the US Border Patrol McAllen Station. He will also receive a briefing on border security at the Rio Grande before returning to Washington later in the evening. It increasingly looks like Trump could declare a national emergency in order to fund his wall and then sign the spending bills to open up the government, according to a White House official. Talks with Democrats s ...