Rep. Tom Reed, who represents the Greater Olean area in Congress, will visit the southern border of the United States in the Rio Grande Valley on Friday.

Reed is one of several members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus who are making the trip. Reed, a Republican, co-chairs the caucus with Rep. Josh Gottheimer, a Democrat from New Jersey.

“We care deeply about the people caught up in the broken immigration system.  As a result, we need to come together to find a solution to this crisis that can be signed into law,” Reed said. “We, as a caucus, and more broadly, as a nation, need to have the hard discussions on this matter in order to find consensus that ensures the safety of our border and fair treatment of all immigrants, legal and illegal.”

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Among the facilities the caucus members will inspect are points of entry, a border patrol station and a centralized processing center. Caucus members will inspect the physical U.S.-Mexican border and will participate in briefings and discussions with experts on the ground.

The Problem Solvers Caucus is a bipartisan group in Congress committed to forging bipartisan cooperation on key issues.

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