President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House after meeting with lawmakers about border security, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Washington as Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of La., and Vice President Mike Pence, listen.
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House after meeting with lawmakers about border security, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Washington as Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of La., and Vice President Mike Pence, listen. Manuel Balce Ceneta AP Photo
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House after meeting with lawmakers about border security, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Washington as Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of La., and Vice President Mike Pence, listen. Manuel Balce Ceneta AP Photo

Franco Ordoñez is a White House correspondent for the McClatchy Washington Bureau with a focus on immigration and foreign affairs. He previously covered Latin American affairs for the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. He moved to Washington in 2011 after six years at the Charlotte Observer covering immigration and working on investigative projects for The Charlotte Observer.