LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - President Trump has come and gone after touching down in McAllen for a briefing from experts on border security.
This is an effort to make his case for the border wall that's led to the partial shutdown of the federal government.
It was the president's first time to the Texas border under his presidency, a trip to the valley he's calling a humanitarian crisis.
While on his tour, the president and both Senator John Cornyn and Ted Cruz heard from mayors and other elected officials of border towns.
They each stressed that while the culture of the southern border may be the same, each town has different circumstances when it comes to security.
The U.S. government is in day 20 of the shutdown and the demands for Congress to fund a border wall has brought negotiations to a halt.
While in the valley, Trump did not take questions from the panels he sat on, while his Republican allies said the threat of illegal immigration will not be compromised.