Harris is finally meeting with Mexican president amid mounting criticism of border response

With no apparent end in sight to the record-breaking influx of migrants making their way to the southern border, criticism of the Biden administration’s lack of coordinated response continues to mount.

Though she was tapped by President Joe Biden as the administration’s border crisis point person back in March, Vice President Kamala Harris has only now announced that a meeting – albeit a virtual one – between herself and Mexican President Andres Manuel Obrador will occur next month, according to the Washington Examiner.

There has been a growing perception among Republican lawmakers that, despite being selected by the president to take the lead on the escalating crisis at the border with Mexico, Harris has been derelict in her duties by failing to travel to the affected areas and not holding a press conference to answer questions on the administration’s strategy for addressing the situation.

Alas, news emerged over the weekend that Harris and Lopez Obrador will speak via video conference on May 7 in order to “deepen the U.S.-Mexico partnership to achieve the common goals of prosperity, good governance and addressing the root causes of migration,” according to Julie Chung, acting assistant secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the State Department.

While many interpreted Biden’s assignment of Harris to oversee the border crisis to mean that she would have a hands-on role in responding to the deteriorating conditions in which detainees are being held, the White House took pains later to clarify that her tasks were more diplomatic in nature and that she would be working on tackling the “root causes” of mass migration, as the New York Post has noted.

Harris seemed to dismiss concerns about her level of involvement during an interview on CNN’s State of the Union this weekend in which she repeated earlier statements of intention to eventually visit the Central American nations from which migrants are arriving in record numbers. “We’re working on the plan to get there,” she said, adding, “We have to deal with COVID issues, but I can’t get there soon enough in terms of personally getting there,” according to Fox News. As far as a trip to our own country’s border with Mexico, however, no insight was forthcoming.

The administration has recently emphasized agricultural difficulties, climate change, and food insecurity as among the most significant drivers of migrant movement northward, and as such, Harris herself has tried to dampen expectations of quick solutions, saying on CNN, “..it’s not going to be solved overnight. It’s a complex issue. Listen, if this were easy, it would have been handled years ago.”

According to the New York Post, Mexican officials anticipate that President Lopez Obrador’s discussion with Harris will include his proposal that the United States provide financing for a program in which a billion trees would be planted in Mexico and Central America and also offer six-month work visas leading to citizenship for those who provide labor to the program. Lopez Obrador believes such an initiative could help stem the tide of migrants surging to the U.S. border.

With it becoming increasingly clear that Harris does not plan to get her hands too dirty with the actual work of sorting out the border disaster of the administration’s own creation, now is the time for Americans to demand a return to the Trump-era policies that prioritized enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws.

 
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38 Responses

  1. Nice to see president harris is finally doing something! Way too little, way too late and sending the 3rd league in to do “something”. But ignore getting actual information on the ground from troops that live the crisis they have created in D.C. without knowing or understanding what they have done.

  2. Put them on a cargo plane and return them wherever they came from. The root cause is Biden invited them here for free stuff and votes

  3. What a waste of time. President Trump had this all ironed out and it was working. Biden cancels it all, gets his tail in a ringer, and America has to start over with more discussions. Biden is making us look like idiots by cancelling working programs and then wasting everyone’s time and money on more meetings and deals. I’ll bet a SS check that Harris doesn’t make a better deal than we already had and it’s going to cost us lots of money. That’s the way the Democrats negotiate, with money not brains.

  4. We know the root cause!!!! It is because those two idiots just up and invited all the illegals to our country!!!!!

  5. Tell the Mexican President to pay the immigrants to plant his own damn trees and he can pay for it and then in 6 months offer them Mexican citizenship. We are not here to pay his way or anyone else’s.

  6. GOD will take care of all of them, He has aspecial place for them it is called HELL. The Devel is holding the door open so they wont have any problem entering.

  7. Only the idiots in the Biden cartel can’t figure out why the illegal are coming here. Free food cards, free health care, free education, free housing, and so on. The bigger idiots are those that voted for these morons and helped stuff the ballot boxes.

  8. Harris or Biden want the border crisis to continue unfettered…it is to the advantage of the left’s agenda.

  9. She’s waiting so that the camp can be cleaned out of children. They are sending so many of them to other states and cities and what isn’t is put up in motels ($300+ a night motels) so it will not be over crowded when she’s there. They think we are stupid…I guess the idiots that voted for these two are but the rest of us know what’s going on!

  10. Her lack of doing a job FOR THIS COUNTRY is unacceptable. She needs to off her butt and confer with the president of Mexico IN PERSON and she needs to see the mess Biden, et al has caused at the border. Actually why don’t we just get rid of the Democrats who are allowing this mess to continue. They are ALL worthless and should NOT be holding any office in the U.S. Government since they do NOT give a damn about this country. They prove it every time they go to work and try to convince us that all is well when it’s not thank you them. You are ALL way over your head to run this country and WE THE PEOPLE see right through every one of you!!!!

  11. IT’S TIME TO IMPEACH BOTH OF THESE FOOLS. 1. LOST HIS MARBLES 2. DOESN’T CARE ABOUT AMERICA OR THE CRISIS AT THE BORDER. TIME TO PUT THE REAL PRESIDENT IN OFFICE.
    🇺🇸🇺🇲 TRUMP 🇺🇲🇺🇸

  12. Excuse me for being cynical, but I doubt Kommie-la will talk about anything of importance. The only thing she knows is what to do on all fours. We are living in a world of incompetence.

  13. This is proof positive that the election was rigged. Nobody in their right mind would have voted for this crew and I don’t believe that there are that mentally incompetent that voted for him to legally win1!

  14. I hope the Mexican President respectfully tells Kammie that he does not want to deal with a flunky. That the one that caused this problem should be the one that meets with him. That would be so great. In my dreams.

  15. WHEN OBAMA WAS ELECTED, IT WAS SAID THAT THE COUNTRY COULD SURVIVE 4 YEARS OF OBAMA, BUT COULD WE SURVIVE WITH ENOUGH IGNORANT PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY THAT WOULD ELECT HIM PRESIDENT, NOW THEY HAVE DONE IT AGAIN IN CAPITAL LETTERS. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN SURVIVE 4 MORE YEARS OF ANTIAMERICANS IN THE WHITEHOUSE AND GOVERNMENT.

  16. THE HARRIS BOOK THAT SELLS AT AMAZON FOR $10.00+ DOLLARS IS NOW BEING GIVEN TO ALL IMMAGANT CHILDREN AT THE
    BORDER> ARE YOU THE CITIZENS PAYING FOR SUCH AN OUTRAGE> REMEMBER SHE PROFITS ON EVERY SINGLE COPY> SHE
    CAN”T VISIT THE BORDER BUT SHE CAN SEND A COPY OF HER BOOK> WHO”S PAYING THE BILL HAS BIDEN SLIPPED IT INTO
    HIS TWO TRILLION PORK BILL THAT HE DARES TO CALL AN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL WITH MOST OF THE PORK GOING TO WASTE
    ON CLIMATE. HE IS NOT INTELLIGENT TO REALIZE MAN”S ATTEMPT TO PLAY GOD WILLALWAYS FALL REAL (short) OF THE REAL
    THING (GOD ALMIGHTY)————( WHO WILL DETERMINE WHAT THE WEATHER WILL BE)

  17. Neither one of them are fit to be in office . There both useless and causing more harm then good to our country and we citizens . This law that make them untouchable no matter what they do definitely needs a make over. Their not here to serve the people their only taking care of themselves while we by and watch it happen. Changes need to be made.

  18. It makes no difference what Biden says about Harris’s response to the crisis at the border, the entire Biden plan is a failure

    1. In my opinion, President Biden has been a failure. At his age and degree of illness, it is cruel to place him in such a position. As I interpret this situation, he is being used by liberals to do their bidding.

  19. Let me remind everybody the bigger problem is the ones that put inept and incompetent in office.

  20. Finally next month. She doesn’t care how many little boys and girls get raped, sold and beat on. 30 more day of brutal treatment of these children. They will never recover from this border crises — she and Biden have ruined their lives. This thinks she is too good to mix with the poor, abused and scared population and actually do something to correct this mistake. What a disgusting excuse we have for leadership. They are leading us straight into war and that ware will make them lots more money.

    1. To think we have this disgrace because of fraud makes me sick. The Dems are doing all they can to make the fraud of this last election the norm from now on so they must be stopped bay any means possible.

      I miss promises made promises kept. Now we have promises we keep breaking over and over again. They must be stopped from packing the court as well as so many other things they are doing. This is a disaster 100%.

  21. We feel Harris is over her head and does what to get her hand dirty in case god for bid some thing happen to poor old joe how would she be if she had to run country god help us if that happen get of your butt Harris and do what tax payer are pay you to do

    1. what read. tells me Harris solution is let Americans pay for tree planting to slow down migration. typical democrats solution let the common john and jane doe pay. after all we’ve paid for all foreign problems and get nothing in return. this bit that immigrant only have to work 6 months to earn the same rights Americans have worked all their lives to end paying for bs issues. if middle can’t figure out gender by simply dropping some draws. it shouldn’t be America’s issue to pay bs. and Pelosi seeking in $$$ for her home projects, America we may forcibly have take leading democrats out, to show them they work for Americans not foreign agencies. congress a total treason committee.

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