After facing criticism that she hasn’t visited the Southern Border despite being tasked by the Biden administration with trying to control the flow of illegal immigration, Vice President Kamala Harris’s office confirmed that she will visit the border this week.
Harris spokeswoman Symone Sanders confirmed the trip, adding that she would be accompanied by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The statement read, “Earlier this year, the President asked the Vice President to oversee our diplomatic efforts to address the root causes of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. As a part of this ongoing work, the Vice President traveled to Guatemala and Mexico earlier this month and will travel to El Paso on Friday” (CNN).
A record number of unaccompanied children crossed into the US this spring. “US Customs and Border Protection encountered more than 180,000 migrants at the southern border in May, putting the US on track to surpass the number of border crossings in fiscal year 2019” (CNN).
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated, “I will note that I’ve also said here from this podium, and she has also said that when it was the right time, she may go to visit the border.” She also mentioned that the “planning and timing” was done in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security (CNN).
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