On Friday, VP Kamala Harris asserted that America had made progress handling a migration spike that made fellow Democrats uncomfortable and drawn fire from GOPs. Harris used her first trip to Mexico-United States border since assuming the office to call for dropping political disagreements over immigration, a subject that GOPs have been keen to weaponize against Harris.
The Vice President told the media that immigration couldn’t be reduced to a political subject. She said they are talking about families, children and talking about suffering. Harris added their approach should be adequate.
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Her visit came as a result of migrants’ increased caught crossing the US border, sparking outrage FROM GOPs who favor the stringent immigration policies implemented by their leader Donald Trump, the former president of America.
Joe Biden, a Democratic US President, gave a task to VP Harris with leading his government’s tackling of the border problem of people leaving Central American nations for America. Earlier in June, Miss Harris made a visit to Mexico and Guatemala.
According to figures shared with media, American officials have arrested over one million migrants at the US southern border till now in FY2021.
Furthermore, GOPs have condemned the sitting US President for undoing strict Trump-Time immigration policies even as migrants’ arresting at the southern border have touched decades high in past months. Republicans have also condemned Vice President for not making the tour to the Mexico-US border sooner.
“glorified photo opportunity”
VP Harris said it’s there in El Paso that the former government’s child separation policy was exposed. Moreover, she noted that Mr. Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy. And Trump’s stricter immigration strategies forced asylum seekers to stay in Mexico for their cases to be adjudicated.
She said that they had observed the disaster that resulted from that there in El Paso.
In El Paso, Kamala Harris was accompanied by Dick Durbin, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, Alejandro Mayorkas, Homeland Security Secretary, and Veronica Escobar, Democratic Rep. from Texas.
In an interview with Newsmax on Friday, Mr. Trump said that he thinks Harris should visit that actual part of the border, not a border part that is seldom violated.
A conservative GOP and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said he was glad VP Harris had visited the US-Mexico border. If she came to Texas without a firm plan to secure their border. Moreover, if she is not ready to overturn her administration’s unsuccessful immigration laws that caused the crisis, then her trip is ultimately a photo-shoot.
Furthermore, in an interview with the Associated Press news, Texas Democratic Representative Henry Cuellar said that the government is making Democrats look weak. Moreover, he has heard from GOPs and Democrats in his area, ‘what the heck is happening with this government.’
VP Harris said during a meeting with faith-based organizations and legal service providers that she and Mr. Biden inherited a challenging situation. Moreover, she said that in 180 days, they had made progress, but still, there is more work to be done, but they have made progress.