ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New details have been revealed about a visit from President Joe Biden. He will be coming to Albuquerque Thursday afternoon.

President Biden will be campaigning for Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham in a “New Mexico Democrats Rally.” The rally will take place in Albuquerque.


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Ahead of the rally, the President will speak about access to free and affordable higher education at an invitation-only event. According to the Governor’s Office, Biden is expected to “highlight local and national efforts to increase access to free and affordable higher education, including the president’s student loan debt forgiveness program and the governor’s establishment of tuition-free college for New Mexicans through the Opportunity Scholarship.”

The Albuquerque Police Department said the visit could come with some closures. Traffic on I-25 and I-40 could be closed in some places, and they suggest avoiding the area south of I-40 in the southeast and southwest of Albuquerque. The closures could start as early as 12:30 p.m. and last through 7 p.m.

At the tail end of last month, Vice President Kamala Harris visited New Mexico as well. She visited University of New Mexico’s campus to show her support for Governor Lujan Grisham. Harris touched on protecting abortion rights during her visit.