Roughly three months ago, President Joe Biden tasked Vice President Kamala Harris with taking charge of the diplomatic approach to stemming the influx of illegal immigrants pouring into the United States from the “Northern Triangle” Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
As PJ Media pointed out, Harris will likely end up utterly humiliated, as there are so many obstacles that will prevent her from making even a shred of progress, it’s almost as if she was stuck with the virtually impossible task on purpose in order to keep the stain of the government’s failed attempt to quell the immigration crisis off of Biden’s shirt.
To begin with, Harris is already proving that she doesn’t seem too keen on tackling the issue, which is evidenced by her failure to show even a modicum of leadership by visiting the southern U.S. border or talking with agents of the U.S. Border Patrol to get a first-hand feel of how bad the situation is on the ground.
There are also numerous problems with a high-level U.S. leader, such as the sitting vice president, dealing with at least two of those countries — Honduras and El Salvador — as one is essentially run by a dictator and the other is led by a man who was indicted in U.S. federal court on drug trafficking charges.
Because of that, it’s no wonder that there hasn’t been any real diplomatic contact on the issue between the United States and those two countries as of yet, which certainly hampers Harris’ ability to explore what the White House said are the “root causes” of the migration surge from those particular areas.
Widespread corruption, which is all those countries know, is the primary cause of the “root causes” of people fleeing those countries for Mexico and the United States. Harris admitted that without erasing that corruption, which will likely never happen, virtually nothing will change.
“No matter how much effort we put in — on curbing violence, on providing disaster relief, on tackling food insecurity, on any of it — we will not make significant progress if corruption in the region persists,” Harris recently admitted.
Guatemala is the only one of the three countries that seem remotely interested in cooperating, and according to CBS News, the vice president will take a trip there next month, marking her first foreign trip. But even if she manages to make any meaningful progress, realistically it won’t even make a dent in the crisis at the southern U.S. border.
The bottom line is that Harris was tasked with the impossible and there is absolutely no doubt that as the border crisis continues to worsen and Biden’s first term nears its end, Harris will be forced to shoulder a vast majority of the blame, which will likely be clearly reflected in her polling numbers.