The failure of Kamala Harris surpassed any Republican predictions leading up to the 2020 election. No one expected her to destroy what Trump build at such an expedient rate.
After her trip to Latin America, where the Vice President did nothing but meet with leaders in an attempt to suss out of the “root causes” of illegal migration, a wave of backlash ensued. Kamala never visited the border! That is, until Former President Trump announced he would be doing just that.
Kamala unveiled her solution to said “root causes” this week, warning that her solution will not produce an immediate solution to illegal migration from Central America. Her plan included no details, no targets, and no deadlines.
Harris said the United States alone cannot tackle deep-seated motives for people to leave Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, including corruption, violence and poverty. The governments of Mexico, Japan and South Korea, along with the United Nations, have committed to joining the push, she said without elaborating.
A one-page letter from the vice president and a fact sheet adhere to previous statements supporting short-term relief for migration pressures like extreme weather while committing sustained attention to long-term motivations for people to leave their countries.
On Tuesday, the Biden administration said it suspended cooperation with Guatemala’s Attorney General’s Office after the firing of the agency’s top anti-corruption prosecutor, saying it “lost confidence” in the country’s willingness to fight corruption.
The White House also released a “Collaborative Migration Management Strategy,” which President Joe Biden ordered in February to outline how the United States will work with other countries to address migration flows.
The one-page strategy sheet is nothing new. These invectives have been repeated ad nauseam by the administration.
On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security said it resumed fast-track deportations, known as expedited removals, for “certain” families that don’t express fear of being returned home. While it never announced a suspension, many families that enter the country illegally have been getting released in the United States with orders to appear in immigration court or report to immigration authorities.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney