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1600 Daily: Everything White House for 8/23/17

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President Donald J. Trump is committed to our Nation’s heroes – the brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect Americans – and continues to ensure they are a priority. Today, President Trump is signing the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 to ensure our heroes have the great, timely care they deserve.


President Trump visits US Customs and Border Protection Facility
Yesterday, President Trump traveled to Arizona, to see first-hand the people and tools restoring law and order to our southern border. He met with USCBP personnel and saw the state-of-the-art equipment used to secure our border at the main base of operations for the USBP’s Yuma Sector.
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Delivering Results for the American People
President Trump instituted tough immigration policies that have reduced illegal border crossings over the southwest border by 47 percent compared to the same period last year. And so far in fiscal year 2017, ICE has removed over 2,700 criminal gang members, compared to 2,057 criminal gang members in all of fiscal year 2016.
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“Border Walls Work. Yuma Sector Proves It.”
Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke writes that the USCBP facility in Yuma, Arizona, “serves as a prime example of how investments in personnel, technology and a border wall can turn the tide against a flood of illegal immigration and secure our homeland.”
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Photo of the Day

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President Donald J. Trump tours a Predator Drone and Helio | August 22, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

POTUS AND VP TODAY

Today, President Trump is in Reno, Nevada. He will give remarks to the National Convention of the American Legion this afternoon and then sign the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act. Watch live at 2pm EST

Vice President Pence is in Miami, Florida, to meet with United States Southern Command service members. Later, the Vice President will participate in a listening session with Venezuelan exiles, activists, and community leaders and deliver remarks to the community.

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