(WASHINGTON) – Rep. Jim Banks, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, has departed this morning for a four-day survey of the Arizona southern border.
The tour is being led by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) with four other members attending. The purpose of the tour is to inspect the newly constructed border wall and learn how President Trump’s policies have decreased the number of illegal crossings.
During the congressman’s visit, the two hundredth mile of the border wall is expected to be installed. Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf will be there to commemorate the milestone.
“Restoring law and order to our southern border will be remembered as one of President Trump’s biggest accomplishments. I am looking forward to seeing the progress that’s been made on the border wall and learning how Congress can help the president continue securing our border,” said Rep. Banks.