After securing the requisite number of delegates from their respective parties, President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are officially the presidential nominees for the 2024 election. Trump’s eight-month election campaign, according to The New York Times, is “one of the longest in modern American history.” This presidential rematch will be the first of its kind in 70 years.

The Washington Post notes that this week, on their campaign trails, Trump and Biden will be focusing on “dueling issues that both believe play to their advantage” as the November election approaches. Trump will be highlighting matters related to illegal immigration in Michigan on April 2 in what the Associated Press calls an “alarmist message.” The AP reports that Trump has referred to migrants as “dangerous criminals” who are “‘poisoning the blood’” of the U.S. because of Biden’s immigration policies. However, the same article notes that the former president’s rhetoric “often relies on falsehoods about migration,” despite appealing to voters beyond Trump’s typical base of supporters. 

Trump has pledged to restore his 2019 “Remain in Mexico” program which mandated that non-Mexican people who are seeking asylum in the U.S. must wait at the southern border until their cases are resolved. Promising to enact more “humane” immigration policies, Biden terminated this program. Despite this promise, Biden’s presidency has faced a record-high 6.3 million individuals attempting to illegally cross the border since Biden’s presidency began in 2021.

On the other hand, the same Washington Post article predicts that President Biden will be focusing on healthcare issues during his campaign event at the White House on April 3. A White House fact sheet outlines healthcare costs as a goal of the Biden administration, claiming that “thanks to the President’s efforts, more Americans have health insurance than under any other President, and are better protected against surprise medical bills and junk fees.”