Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States, has gone sixty-one days without visiting the Mexican-American border and not held a press conference on the issue. Whereas President Joe Biden tapped her to lead the response of the administration to the historic migrant crisis at the border.
Harris supporters say it is not her job to visit the border. According to them, she has more interests in scoring a diplomatic victory with nations in the Northern Triangle – where many of the migrants at the border are fleeing. On the other side, her critics say Harris clearly doesn’t want to tie to the border crisis that has a minor chance of being resolved and can be a political responsibility for her future determination to be president.
Moreover, Harris’s silence on the issue seems to be doing somewhat to improve and control the conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border. On Sunday, a Fox News Flight Team captured a group of around forty migrants rushing the southern border into La Joya, Texas. Authorities arrested around fifteen to twenty of the migrants and others supposedly managed to flee.
Criticism from the Republican Chairwoman
The chairwoman of the Republican Party, Ronna McDaniel, took her Twitter account on Sunday to accuse the Biden government of ratifying an open-border agenda. She tweeted the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released more than twenty-nine thousand illegal migrants into American communities since Joe Biden took office. It is in addition to sixty-one thousand illegal migrants caught and released under the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Further, she adds Biden’s agenda is equal to open borders.
ICE has released over 29,000 illegal immigrants into American communities since Biden took office.
That is in addition to the 61,000 illegal immigrants caught and released by CBP.
Biden’s agenda = open borders.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) May 23, 2021
However, on Saturday, McDaniel tweeted that in the time Biden tasked her with solving the border crisis, border encounters increased more than nine hundred percent over last April. Every day, fifteen hundred illegal migrants are escaping into the United States every day. In the same way, drug smuggling also surged with the increase in the illegal entrance.
It’s been 59 DAYS since Kamala Harris was named border crisis manager.
In that time:
*border encounters increased 900% over last April
*1,500 illegal immigrants are escaping into the U.S. every day
*drug smuggling has surged
And she STILL hasn’t visited the border.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) May 22, 2021
Kamala Harris scheduled to visit officials in Guatemala and Mexico in June about the original causes of immigration – and nowadays, she is holding in-person and online meetings with officials of Latin America and others in preparation for her visit. However, the White House or Harris’ office didn’t share any word about when or if she will visit border areas in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, or her home state of California anytime soon.