Ex-Press Secretary: 'Unite instead of politicising'
Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the 2020 Democratic candidates should answer the president's "call to unite and work together instead of politicising these evil acts of terrorism".
The Dallas Cowboys American football team and the National Football League (NFL) have both donated $50,000 to a fund for El Paso families.
Charlotte Anderson, an executive with the Dallas Cowboys,said in a statement: "Our organisation has long enjoyed a wonderful following from the people of El Paso, and our wish is that so many others in Texas and around the country will be inspired to assist the loved ones who are grieving."
The Cincinnati Bengals donated $75,000 to a similar fund in Dayton.
"Dayton is part of our community and we are saddened by the tragic events that took place this weekend," Bengals executive vice president Katie Blackburn said in a statement.
FBI keeps Family Assistance Center open
The El Paso FBI branch says it will keep its Family Assistance Center open until further notice.
They note that people can receive help "regardless of immigration status".
Mayor Dee Margo and Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn greeted Trump and the First Lady as they disembarked. Mark Morgan, the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Patrol was also present.
Trump will now visit with first responders, hospital staff, victims and families at the University Medical Center of El Paso, the White House says.
Adding fuel to the fire
BBC News, El Paso, Texas
Political discourse is the last
thing on the minds of most El Pasoans right now. The community’s loss is a
personal one, and they’re still trying to resolve how to heal.
But President Trump’s arrival
months after he held a rally in the city, does ignite fear.
lawyer Christina Garcia says the rally he held in February left residents
shaken by the arrival of anti-immigrant, Trump supporters.
A visit from President Trump
could just add fuel to the fire in an already heartbroken city.
Meanwhile, ICE arrests hundreds of immigrants
As the president makes his way to visit victims, first responders and families in El Paso, US immigration authorities have announced one of the largest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in years.
The raids at food plants in Mississippi saw over 600 mostly Latino workers arrested, local media say.
The gunman in El Paso is believed to have carried out the attack that left 22 dead to combat a "Hispanic invasion".
Governor Greg Abbott met lawmakers today to collaborate on "potential strategies to improve the safety and security of Texas communities".
He also announced that Texas will be providing over $5.5m (£4.5m) in immediate financial assistance for law enforcement agencies and the community of El Paso. That includes funding for behavioural health services and school-based mental health services, plus long-term psychological counseling for survivors.