US President Joe Biden has visited the US-Mexico border for the first time since he took office two years ago.
The move comes as critics blame him on an influx of illegal immigrants.
Biden visited El Paso on Sunday to inspect immigration control. He exchanged opinions with border security officials and local lawmakers.
A large number of people hoping to enter the United States without going through the legal process have flocked to the border area.
Last week, Biden announced new border control measures that strictly crack down on undocumented migrants.
Under the measures, a program designed to immediately expel Venezuelans who cross the border illegally will be expanded to cover illegal migrants from other countries.
But Republicans have criticized Biden, saying that his immigration policy is insufficient.
Biden aims to demonstrate his commitment to tackling the issue of immigration by visiting the border area.
He is expected to take up the issue in a meeting with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday.