Kamala Harris Rushes To Border After Trump Announces Visit

Kamala Harris Rushes To Border After Trump Announces Visit

Kamala Harris Rushes To Border After Trump Announces Visit

The issue overshadowed Harris' first foreign trip earlier this month, to Guatemala and Mexico, where she met with both nations' presidents and local officials and advocates to discuss economic and humanitarian solutions to the significant outmigration from both countries.

Harris has noted that as a senator from California, she has visited the border in the past, and she has asserted that unless the root causes of migration are addressed the situation at the border will never be fixed.

When asked whether the White House wanted to make sure Harris visited the border before Trump's scheduled visit next week, Psaki replied: "we made an assessment within our government about when it was an appropriate time for her to go to the border". "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".

Harris will "assess and take a look at progress that's been made", she said.

The number of migrants arriving at the USA southern border has soared in the months since the Biden administration took office.

"She also said in an interview with NBC that she would be open to going to the border if it was an appropriate time", Psaki responded.

Harris visited Guatemala and Mexico earlier this month, as the White House attempts to address the supposed "root causes" of the border crisis while deflecting on domestic policy concerns and remedies. This is only a few days before the planned visit of former President Trump, who intends to tour the border with Governor Greg Abbott.

Biden, a Democrat, has moved to reverse numerous restrictive immigration policies of Trump, a Republican he defeated in a November election.

"In April there were 22,000 kids in HHS facilities, and now there are 14,000". Critics across the political spectrum said her remarks had contradicted the Biden administration's promise to usher in a more humane approach on migration. "We went from having border security that was the envy of the world to a lawless border that is now pitied around the world", Trump said in a statement. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) said in a statement.

Harris and her team have repeatedly pushed back against criticism that neither she nor the president have gone to visit the U.S. -Mexico border, arguing that she is more focused on tackling the destabilizing conditions that are causing thousands of migrants from Central America to head to the border seeking refuge.

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