EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — President Donald Trump will visit the U.S.- Mexico border on Thursday to address what he calls a crisis on the border.
On Monday the president tweeted he will address the nation on Tuesday to talk about a humanitarian and national security crisis on our southern border.
The White House says the president will meet with those on the frontlines of what he describes as a crisis on the border.
Based on airspace restrictions from the Federal Aviation Administration, it appears the president will visit McAllen, Texas.
Arturo Reynosa of south El Paso says he wouldn't know if there is a crisis.
He says he’s never seen a migrant jump the border fence in Chihuahuita neighborhood in all the eight years he's lived there.
The construction of the border wall is being done in the Chihuahuita neighborhood.
U.S. Border Patrol says the opposite, calling the Chihuahuita area a highly trafficked area.
In December two Guatemalan children died in El Paso and Alamogordo while in U.S Border Patrol custody.
But for many the definition of crisis is different.
Some people in Chihuahuita say there is no activity.
Jessica Lozano says the crisis is in the home countries that immigrants are leaving.
“There is a lot of crisis, a lot of people are dying from hunger,” said Lozano.
But images out of border areas such as Tijuana and California -- have led others to believe there is a crisis.
"If they can make that wall higher, make it higher, “ said Raul Wilson. “Yeah, we have a problem, but now the way Trump is taking care of business, now we got the wall, now we have security.”
Trump's address to the nation will be televised on KFOX14 at 7 p.m
To accommodate the address, KFOX14 News at Nine will start at 9.30 p.m. on Tuesday.