From the Morning Memo:

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt will be the latest elected official to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border this week in order to review the national security and economic development issues there.

Schmitt’s office said the tour this week will be led by U.S. Border Patrol Agents and local law enforcement.

The trip will also include the security conditions at the detention facilities which are housing migrants and their families.

Schmitt, a Republican, previously conducted a tour of the ICE detention facilities at the Orange County jail in his Hudson Valley district.

“Our nation is facing a humanitarian and national security crisis at our southern border,” he said in a statement.

“This legislative session the NY legislature waded into that debate with very few members actually having first hand knowledge of the situation. My district is also home to an ICE detention facility housing individuals detained at the border. I look forward to seeing the situation first hand and taking the experience back to my colleagues for next session.”