Kansas City, Missouri 2021-06-23 13:31:06 –
Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the US-Mexico border on Friday as part of the Biden administration’s efforts to limit migration from Central American countries to the United States.
The White House has confirmed that Harris will travel to El Paso, Texas with the Department of Homeland Security on Friday. Alejandro Mallorcus.
At a White House press conference on Wednesday, Jen Psaki said the trip was “between her office, her job, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services” to address the causes of the increase in immigrants. He said it was part of a “coordinated effort.” ..
Biden used Harris earlier this year to lead his administration’s efforts to contain the significant increase in immigrants encountered by US authorities at the border.
As part of that effort, Harris visited Guatemala and Mexico earlier this month to meet with foreign leaders on the root causes of migration. She did not visit the border during the trip, prompting criticism from Republicans.
During her trip, during an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, Harris compared visiting the border with visiting Europe.
“At some point we’re going to the border,” Harris said. Said in an interview..
“We have been to the border. So this whole, this whole, all this about the border. We have been to the border. We have been to the border.” Said Hari.
“You have never been to the border,” Holt replied.
“I, and I have never been to Europe, that is, I don’t understand. I don’t understand what you’re saying. I’m not downplaying the importance of borders.” Said Harris.
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