Lorie Shaull from St Paul, United States via Wikimedia Commons

In an effort to deal with President Joe Biden’s self-created border crisis, his designated ‘immigration czar’ Vice President Kamala Harris is now visiting Guatemala 1,000 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border. But en route there, like President GW Bush, did during the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, Harris flew OVER the border where tens of thousands of illegal migrants are daily surging and crossing illegally.

Unlike Bush’s low-level Katrina overflight though, Harris’ plane flew at 30,000 feet. This likely didn’t give the Vice President a great view of the chaos on the ground.

As I have reported, Harris has come under criticism for not having visited the border since being appointed to her role – something critics (including myself) say is vital for her to know how to tackle the crisis.

Since Biden’s election, these migrants have been entering the U.S. illegally in unprecedented numbers, overwhelming local and federal authorities. Many unaccompanied children have been housed in cages, and thousands more have been flown across the country at taxpayer expense to alternative housing. Others have been housed at U.S. military bases.

Beyond that, as I have also reported, large numbers of single males between the ages of 18 and 30 have been identified or captured crossing illegally using military tactics and gear.

Many experts note that Biden’s reckless immigration policies, such as promising amnesty, and stopping certain enforcement and construction of border barriers, which immediately reversed former President Trump’s effective border and immigration policies, are to blame for the sudden unprecedented surge. However, Harris, who has refused to visit the border or speak with officials on the ground, is now blaming the climate, and other issues, for the illegal migrant wave.

Fox News reported that:

Vice President Kamala Harris’ staff on Sunday insisted that the “main drivers” of the migrant surge to the southern border are climate and the economy – as Harris arrived in Guatemala and after the Guatemalan president blamed the change in U.S. administrations for the crisis.

Harris spokesperson Symone Sanders told reporters that climate and the economy were among the “main drivers” of the surge in migrants that saw more than 178,000 migrants hit the border in April alone – a number that continued a spike in February and March.

Officials also emphasized the role corruption plays in forcing migrants to make the journey north.

“We see corruption as one of the most important root causes to be dealt with,” special envoy Richard Zuniga said.

Yet, even if many of these are factors in illegal migration north to the United States, Central American leaders disagree with Biden-Harris on the bigger causes. On Sunday, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said he and Harris “are not on the same side of the coin” on the issue and blamed what he saw as a more welcoming message to migrants by the new administration for the surge. He told CBS News:

The message changed too: ‘We’re going to reunite families, we’re going to reunite children.’ The very next day, the coyotes were here organizing groups of children to take them to the United States. We asked the United States government to send more of a clear message to prevent more people from leaving.

My earlier reports of large groups of illegal migrants wearing t-shirts with the Biden election logo and words “PLEASE LET US IN” beneath it, would support the Guatemalan president’s assessment. Perhaps Harris can actually land at the border on her way home to see for herself.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of AmericanActionNews.com


Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Martha Velasquez
Martha Velasquez
3 months ago

She is ABSOLUTELY the stupidest Woman ALIVE

Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
3 months ago

Behind AOC

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
3 months ago
Reply to  Thomas Bodine

And Elizabeth Warren, killery Clinton, Maxine Waters and several others

David Baker
David Baker
3 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

But, they’re all WOMEN!!

According to the Jewish Media, “Vwimmin” should be in charge of the Vwoild. They know everything. Men should be washing dishes and doing the laundry. The government needs to keep passing more and more laws to promote female leadership, legislate female specific Constitutional Amendments, Construct Female Educational Courses and enforce Lesbian Rights. The fatal blow just inflicted upon women by the Supreme Court (Jews, naturally…) DEPRIVED women of the RIGHT to be conscripted into combat roles via a Female Draft! Such a Double Standard for the obvious advantages given to men, who are so privileged to be able to have those notices sent to their homes!! Just ask all of those Venezuelan Women (Their leaders were, and ARE, Jewish..) about how they were ‘liberated’ and recognized as being “EQUALS” to men. You might catch those women when they’re not chasing stray dogs for meals.

William Holmes
William Holmes
3 months ago

C’mon! Stupidest woman alive? You positively must consider AOC or Maxine Waters. In fact, I can think of a DOZEN idiotic liberal types who are neck- in- neck for the title.

vinnie
vinnie
3 months ago
Reply to  William Holmes

When are they going to begin ranking them in order of Stupidity and how can We the People Stop paying them for their “Governmental Occupation” that’s the real Insurrection that needs Investigation!

Madeleine
Madeleine
3 months ago

Wait a minute, thats not fair. What about AOC?

Casey
Casey
3 months ago

This woman is an idiot. She is dumber than Biden and that is SUPER DUMB.

GuesAmerOne
GuesAmerOne
3 months ago

KH=total moron!