President Joe Biden has decided to task Vice President Kamala Harris with handling the crisis at the U.S. southern border–even if neither one of them wants to admit it’s a crisis.
Specifically, Biden told Harris to work with Latino nation leaders to get them to keep illegal immigrants in those countries before they get to the U.S. border–something former President Donald Trump did and then Biden dismantled when he took office.
“The Vice President agreed … agreed to lead our diplomatic effort and work with those nations to accept returnees, and enhanced migration enforcement at their borders — at their borders,” Biden said at his first press conference on Thursday. “We’re already talking to Mexico about that.”
Director of the Center for Immigration Studies Mark Krikorian said the move shows that Biden knows the immigration situation is serious, and that he is taking other steps like bribing Mexico with millions of doses of COVID vaccines to get their cooperation to stop the massive influx.
“I look forward to engaging in diplomacy with government, with private sector, with civil society and the leaders of each in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, to strengthen democracy and the rule of law, and ensure shared prosperity in the region,” Harris said about her new task.
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