The US Vice President said that she “looks forward to planning a trip to the Northern Triangle in Mexico and Guatemala.”
Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris Plan to go Mexico and Guatemala While leading diplomatic efforts White house To solve the immigration challenge on the southern border of the United States.
Harris told reporters on Wednesday that he “is looking forward to traveling and hopes my first trip is to Northern triangle“, plans to stop in Mexico and Guatemala. He added that he will leave as soon as possible, depending on coronavirus.
But when asked if he would visit the border, Harris pointed out that he had no plans to do so, and pointed out that the Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Majorcas was entrusted by President Joe Biden to handle immigration in the country. Problems, while she focuses on dealing with the country. the reason.
This decision will certainly arouse criticism from Republicans that the Biden administration has not done enough to address the massive increase in American immigration. The border between the U.S. and Mexico. Republican lawmakers criticized Harris and Biden for not visiting the border, even when disturbing pictures of underage immigrants were released in overcrowded detention centers.
Instead, Biden has sent senior officials to assess the situation on the border.
For the Democratic president, the increase in immigration to the United States has become one of the biggest challenges in his first few months in office.
In March, a record number of unaccompanied children tried to cross the border. Border Patrol At the southern border, there were nearly 170,000 encounters with immigrants, the biggest encounter in two decades.
In the last year of 2006, the number increased sharply Donald Trump During his administration, as Biden quickly terminated many of his predecessor’s policies, including forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for court hearings in the United States, these policies further accelerated the pace.