Kamala Harris has finally announced plans for her to visit the southern border months after Joe Biden tapped her to lead the White House response to the growing crisis. Her office confirmed the Vice President would make a visit to El Paso on Friday.
Republicans have slammed Kamala Harris for her failures in her role as border czar. GOP lawmakers have called on Joe Biden to replace Harris due to her mishandling of the latest immigration crisis.
Dozens of House Republicans have called on Joe Biden to remove Kamala Harris as his border czar amid mounting scrutiny on the Democrat for not visiting the southern border. In a letter signed by 56 lawmakers to Biden this week, the lawmakers argued Harris has not shown an adequate interest in observing the border crisis first hand.
Arizona Customs and Border Protection agents have warned migrants of extreme heat danger. The Border Patrol’s Tucson division recently said migrants are at risk of dying from the excessive heat near the border, with temperatures reaching over 110 degrees.
Mike Pence has called on Kamala Harris to visit the U.S. Mexico border. On Friday, Pence shared photos on Twitter of himself speaking with Customs and Border Patrol agents as he slammed the so-called border czar on her absence.
Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) has announced his state will complete President Trump’s border wall with its own funding. At the border summit in Del Rio, Texas on Thursday, Abbott said barriers will be installed along the Rio Grande River in areas with the largest presence of illegal aliens.
The President of Guatemala has blamed the Biden administration for the recent surge of illegal immigration at the U.S. border. During an interview on Wednesday, President Alejandro Giammattei said the administration’s ”lukewarm” border stance caused the crisis.
Kamala Harris has faced criticism for her absence at the southern border, despite being assigned by Joe Biden as the new so-called border czar.