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After more than 80 days since President Biden tasked Vice Presiden Harris as his point person to lead the response to the ongoing border crisis, she is finally visiting the border this Friday. The announcement and timing of her border visit conveniently coincide with the planned visit by presidential predecessor and rival Donald Trump who is set to visit El Paso next week.

Politico reports:

Harris and her team have repeatedly pushed back at criticism that neither she nor the president have gone to visit the U.S.-Mexico border, arguing that she is more focused on tackling the destabilizing conditions that are causing thousands of migrants from Central America to head to the border seeking refuge. That was the central message during her first foreign trip, a two-day visit to Mexico and Guatemala earlier this month. While there, Harris met with local officials and implored migrants not to make the journey across Mexico into the United States.

Her trip, however, was complicated by continued questions over whether she would go to the border to view the situation there. Harris’ response — in which she downplayed the need and noted that she also hadn’t visited Europe — only amplified the criticism.

The number of migrants arriving at the U.S. southern border has soared in the months since the Biden administration took office. In May, more than 180,000 migrants were apprehended at the border, according to monthly figures from Customs and Border Protection.

The U.S. has also seen a record number of unaccompanied children taken into custody under the Biden administration. More than 18,800 unaccompanied children crossed the border in March, according to CBP figures; the highest monthly number previously recorded was more than 11,000 children who crossed the border in May 2019. The number of child arrivals has steadily decreased in April and May but remains well above that 2019 record.

The Biden administration-especially Kamala has caught increased criticism over her avoidance of visiting the border. The Vice President has attempted to explain away the crisis and say that poor economic conditions and climate change are the main drivers behind the surge but even Guatemala’s president pointed to the Biden administration’s weak messaging as the true culprit behind the surge.

Upon hearing the news Kamala Harris is finally visiting the border former President Trump released a message calling out her convenient timing of the visit.

“After months of ignoring the crisis at the Southern Border, it is great that we got Kamala Harris to finally go and see the tremendous destruction and death that they’ve created—a direct result of Biden ending my very tough but fair Border policies.

Harris and Biden were given the strongest Border in American history. And now, it is by far the worst in American history.

If Governor Abbott and I weren’t going there next week, she would have never gone!” Trump said.


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de52
de52
1 year ago

President Trump has the resources to show up at the border TOMORROW! Show up with camera crews and stick it to her, please!!

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 year ago
Reply to  de52

Why should the ho show up? The law isn’t going to be enforced

Jacque Applegate
Jacque Applegate
1 year ago
Reply to  de52

The dumb Democrats never disappoint, Just a bunch of jerks trying to turn our country into a MARXIST nation. Getting rid of our history. Is just what the communist did and still do! Kamala is so afraid to look at what she and Old Dementia Joe have done! Trump had it under control. I think Obama must be so proud. As he said he is so proud that Joe is finishing his plans to destroy our country? Because all he did was to try and destroy our country! Joe has done a lot in a very short time….. God help us and America. Ever notice how old Joe try’s to run up to the podium? Just like Obama. He worships him…… And thats not good!

KMc
KMc
1 year ago

One of our local news stations put his walk up the stairs to Airforce One on high speed to make it appear he was walking faster! I’m not kidding! We even rewound it to make sure we were seeing it correctly!

Eugene Ross
Eugene Ross
1 year ago

no sense of her going she’s to dumb to do anything right and none one want’s her there or anywhere

BrewDubbs
BrewDubbs
1 year ago

As “the church lady” used to say on SNL when it was half-way decent, “How convenient”

We need cameras from every angle and reporters on her butt as soon as she is even close to the border.

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
1 year ago
Reply to  BrewDubbs

All they have to do is super impose her at the wall .