On Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris Visited the southern border and blamed the Trump administration for the ongoing crisis.
Trump had advocated for strong border security during his presidency. This includes installing a border wall that many Democrats, including Harris, do not support.
Harris said that the current administration “inherited a tough situation” during her visit. She added that the system had people housed in inhumane conditions” over the past few years. She went on to say, however, that in five months, they made progress.
Although, it seems the vice president purposefully failed to note that the “inhumane conditions” came about from the overpopulation at facilities. This overpopulation happened because Biden’s administration decided that it would welcome illegal immigrants with open arms in the country.
The data don’t lie regarding this matter either. From May 2020, border crossings went up by 674%.
The vice president’s attempt to blame Trump and his administration contradict her efforts to bloc all pro-border security policies the former president tried to push.
Harris seems to know that she is failing to address the real issue. Now, she is trying to divert attention.
In connection to this, many critics have slammed Harris’ visit to the southern border as they claim she avoided going to the hardest-hit areas on purpose.
Instead of Blaming Trump, People Involved Slam Kamala for Not Visiting the Border Crisis Epicenter
An anonymous senior border official told Fox News that if Harris really cared about the border situation, she would have headed to McAllen as well as the sites found along the Rio Grande Valley. The said official quipped that it would be “worth seeing” if Harris’ trip goes beyond just having “a rubber stamp of ‘I visited the border.’”
Former ICE acting chief Tom Homan said the vice president should go to “the epicenter of this crisis.”
Homan said that instead of going to the worst-hit sport, she decided to visit El Paso because she doesn’t want to witness how bad the situation that the Biden administration’s policies have made.
In a separate interview on Fox News, Homan recognized that El Paso is currently seeing a surge in crossings. However, he noted that if an official wants to address a crisis, why not go to the “epicenter” and talk to the people working for Border Patrol to paint a better picture.
Another anonymous Border Patrol agent told Fox News that Harris’ only visiting now was unsurprising. The agent said she doesn’t think the crisis was a problem.
Harris’ visit to El Paso, Texas came weeks after many Republicans and some Democrats badgered her to do so. It also happened 93 days after president Biden told her to address this issue.
Prior to this trip, Harris decided to focus on making diplomatic efforts toward Central American countries. She also focused on pushing forward that they needed to address the “root causes” of immigration.