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Kansas City to host President Trump at law enforcement conference

President Trump will make his second trip as President to Kansas City today. Air Force One is expected to touch down at Kansas City International Airport at 11 a.m., where the president will depart to speak at a national law enforcement conference downtown.

Greeting the president at the meeting will be police and prosecutors from federal, state and local levels at the Project Safe Neighborhoods Conference just before noon.

Project Safe Neighborhoods is a Department of Justice collaborative effort to help police officials across the country reduce violent crime.

The acting and deputy US attorneys general spoke during the first two days of the three-day conference. President Trump will end the conference.

Items the president may speak about include immigration, Russia and the United Nations.

The president has repeatedly pushed for adding border security in an attempt to keep potential criminals from entering the United States. Recent sweeps of Mexican authorities on the south side of the border and American law enforcement on the north have netted dozens of violent members of the MS-13 gang, drug cartel members and murderers attempting to enter the country illegally with other members of the migrant caravan.

Local TV stations are expected to cover the event live including 41 Action News.

Drivers around the Westin and Crown Center area can expect street closures from roughly 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday.

  • Grand Boulevard will be closed between 22nd Street and 25th Street;
  • Pershing Road will be closed from Grand to Kessler;
  • Main Street will be closed from 20th Street to Memorial Drive

Trump will spend about three hours in Kansas City before returning to the nation’s capitol.

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