A new report from a Biden administration official said that Vice President Kamala Harris is being briefed regularly on the crisis at the southern border even though she is not taking responsibility for the problems there.
Harris has made it clear through her staff that she is only willing to deal with the border on a diplomatic level by looking at what she calls the “root causes” of illegal immigration like poverty and even extreme weather she blames on climate change.
She is traveling to Guatemala and Mexico next week to discuss ways of lessening illegal border crossings, but has not done anything to directly deal with the more than 170,000 illegal immigrants now crossing the border illegally every month.
Harris just says, “We have to give people some sense of hope that if they stay, that help is on the way. It’s not going to be solved overnight; it’s a complex issue. If this were easy, it would’ve been handled years ago.” It seems to me that Trump had a pretty good handle on it until Biden reversed all of his policies, but she doesn’t want to hear that.
Her idea of a solution is to take American businesses to border countries, which will hurt American jobs, and to give these countries $4 billion in taxpayer money to try to solve their poverty problems. These policies are not likely to work, but they will give Harris cover that she’s at least trying to do something about the border when she’s really just trying to avoid it so she doesn’t look bad.
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