Biden Taps Kamala Harris To Handle The Border Crisis
Days after laughing at a suggestion to visit the US southern border, Vice President Kamala Harris will now handle the border crisis. President Joe Biden appointed Harris to oversee efforts with Central American countries to stem the flow of migrants. This is Harris's first major assignment from the President.
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“I asked her, the VP, today, because she's the most qualified person to do it, to lead our efforts with Mexico and the Northern Triangle, and the countries that can help, need help in stemming the movement of so many folks, stemming the migration to our southern border,” Biden told reporters Wednesday. “I said when we became a team and got elected that the vice president was going to be the last person in the room. She doesn't realize that means she gets every assignment,” Biden joked. Until this assignment, Harris never received a key portfolio issue to handle.
Previously, then-President Barack Obama made the same decision regarding his Vice President, who was Biden at the time. Obama tasked Biden with leading diplomatic efforts in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador after a surge of unaccompanied minors from those countries began arriving in the US. Now, more and more migrants are arriving at the border at increased levels. Despite the problem’s crisis proportions, the Biden White House refuses to call the situation a crisis.
Harris accepted the assignment but similarly avoided calling the situation a crisis. “Thank you, Mr. President, for having the confidence in me. There is no question that this is a challenging situation. While we are clear that people should not come to the border now, we also understand that we will enforce the law and that we also — because we can chew gum and walk at the same time — must address the root causes that cause people to make the trek, as the President has described, to come here,” she said.
Administration officials say that the Vice President will focus on stemming the current flow of migrants. She will also attempt to develop a larger strategic partnership with Central American countries based on respect and shared values. A senior Biden said that with Harris' appointment, the Northern Triangle and Mexico will know the one senior official dedicated to the migrant border efforts.
‘Are We Frustrated? Yes We Are'
During her presidential campaign, Harris pledged to use deferred action immigration programs and utilize executive actions to remove the threat of deportation for undocumented migrants.
Now, she felt less confident and admitted to CBS News that the White House remains frustrated by the current situation. “Look, we've been in office less than 100 days,” she said. “We are addressing it. We are dealing with it, but it's going to take some time, and are we frustrated? Are you frustrated? Yes, we are.” Still, Harris pins her hopes of success on engaging with the migrants’ countries of origin. “I look forward to engaging in diplomacy with the government, with the private sector, with civil society and the leaders of each in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to strengthen democracy and the rule of law and ensure shared prosperity in the region,” she said.
Watch the Reuters news video reporting that President Joe Biden taps Vice President Kamala Harris to lead border efforts:
Do you think Vice President Kamala Harris will successfully handle the border crisis? Will you support her efforts in managing the situation? Let us know what you think will happen with Harris taking over. Share your comments in the comment section below.
This whole administration is a joke!!
I’m going down to the border to hang a huge banner: FREE BLOWJOBS FOR TODOS LOS ILLEGALES…with a proper picture of our apparent (ahem) “VICE” president. LET HISTORY REPEAT, and Bienvenidos a America!!
We didn’t have a border crisis President Trump it pretty much solved a lot of the issues, that if they wanted to come in to USA they needed to do it legally and then all would be welcome,President Biden and vice president Harris have made their own diaper rashes by opening up like they did they caused a bigger crisis than we ever had, so I will continue to pray for America between the border crisis and them trying to re-write history, I don’t know what they’re thinking. I pray that the four years will go fast and they don’t do too much more damage!
lol thats funny
Right!!!!The most socialist voting blow job queen of the Senate is now in charge of a self made “crisis” created by her and the mush brain Biden???? We went from being a feared Country with Trump in charge to a third world looking joke! WTF happened to the citizens of this country that EVER thought bringing these idiots into power was going to be good for all of us???? You cannot fix stupid applies here.
Harris thinks everything is a joke.she is another incompetent ass dredged out of the cesspool of incompetent asses the demos are so famous for. She would sit in washington and watch videos of the tragedy down there and laugh herself to sleep!
YOU SEE HER AND ALL OF THE DNC IS SUFFERING FROM A severe CASE OF SPIRITUAL ENVY IT IIS A DEMON SPPIRT THAT HAS ENGULPHED THE DNC AND THERE SUPPORTERS BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WANTED TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT A BUSINESSMAN WHO RAN THE COUNTY AS A BUSINESS THAT’S WAY THE THE VOTEING MACHINES WERE TAMPER WITH. PLUS JOE BIDON HAS STOCK OWNERSHIP IN THE COMPAN THAT RUND THE DOMINION VOTING MACHINES THAT CHANGED THE VOTING THAT TOOK PLACE OON NOV3 PRESIDENT TRUMP DID WIN BY ALAND SLIDE. THE DNCIS SRE SELLINGUS OUT WE SHOULD HAVE THE MOST UP TO DATE NAVE VESSULS NOT CHINA .
Biden is too FUCKING DUMB to do anything, he got into this now he passes the buck.
We never had as many problems with trump in office. Biden and harris should call trump and beg him to come back if they care about this country. Neither one of them our worth the time of day. They are going to start a revolution. Its going to get very serious
I mean the comedy never ends this is from democrats that claim antifa is a figment of our imagination after they burn and beat people who don’t protect themselves
LOL does anybody realize this is a “F you“ from the president to the vice president? This is actually hilarious he just delegated the blame. He just laid the heat on her in a situation where she’s not actually gonna have any power to really do anything about it but she will have to take all the blame for it. I think this is hilarious they are eating each other!! Like when several rats get trapped in a bucket and can’t get out they start to devour each other.
we probably just need to sit back and watch the show.
VP Harris will do her best, lets give her and this border situation a chance, because this is only 1 of the issues, along with the pandemic an health care.
Close the damn border and finish the wall. Have all immigrants come in legally. Why is this so hard to understand? . Mexico has had it with Biden opening this can of worms!
In so many ways, this current administration has proven to be incompetent. Why would we think that any of them could handle any type of crisis when they are the ones creating them in the first place?!!! As someone noted earlier, “this administration is a joke”.
Bring Back Trump Now
I think the White House is a joke. They’re so worried about letting the immigrants in and giving them everything they’re forgetting about us USA. B******* all they have to do is say racist and they get it all they get priority on medical they get priority on food they get party on help from the state as they take r jobs here and they send their money to Mexico. The White House needs to worry about what they could do for the USA and as Americans I don’t speak Spanish and I’m tired of having to learn it or push one for English.
About time she earned her pay. All she has done since first elected is follow creepy Joe around with her head far up his ass.
Neither Joe or Harris don’t know what is happing they are running around with their head up their but ,
This is a very easy fix! EACh illegal, coming across the Southern Border, should be issued to EACH registered DEMOCRAT voter to take home with them. I mean THEY voted for this Mister & Misses Potato Head…….reap what you sew!
It’s like walking into a bar DRUNK, finding the biggest, baddest MFer in the place and you start talking about his Mother! Ya get your ass handed to you and the next morning you’re looking like you swam in a blender…… wondering …..how’d that happen ???????
Start removing your “Hiden & Careless” bumper decals……
We know what basements you all live in…….you can run but you can’t hide!!!
Government (laugh) what we have is big circus for whole world,whole world laughing and waiting when this “giant country “collapse!!!!!!
Mr IDIOT PRESIDENT do wonderful job as main clown together with other clowns traitors to still people money and give this wonderful country to enemies hands together with innocent nation who build and try make our country FREE,INDEPENDENT,BIG and RICH!!!!!!!
American people AWAKE and REACT,this’s our country we don’t let traitors like Biden,Harris,Pelosi,Schumer and thousands others criminals try take from us !!!!!
Before be to late!!!!!!
The border crisis is another component of the plot to destroy the United States. The “green new deal”, and the covid lockdown, the assault on Second Amendment rights, and “universal suffrage” without any ID requirements are other attacks on the rule of law.
Remember that those who refused to call and oppose the vote fraud are as complicit as those who actively participated.
She despised Biden during the primaries and now she likes him? Nancy probably made a deal with Biden to get him elected, his son’s legal problems go away, he steps down and Kamala takes over (he is already calling her president, a freudian slip, lol), Bernie got his deal, AOC got hers and all her other cronies got their deals, what a sham!
I do believe immigration needs improvement . I know of several people that have been here in Texas illegal for several years! I do not believe in having the border opened to anyone. Especially kids without adults/parents. If we as Americans don’t want to leave our kids out in the open for “sex traffickers” to pounce on them., then why would any parent send their kids to the border alone? Are they sending them for adoption? Plus you first need to legalized the immigrants we already have now in the USA. Stop blaming Trump for everything Biden/Harris!! Biden you have been a political for years! What have you done to improve immigration!! You haven’t done much while being in the office since January other than fumbling over your words! At least President Trump worked to improve American life! All you do is blame Trump, but the problems have been there for years!! Stop blaming and improve America!. Also you trying to take guns from Americans is wrong! All you are doing is creating another problem. You have prisoners in prison for taping a child, a person killing, drug pushers etc. This is pretty easy! You kill you die within the week, if not the same day! Child molesters… you die. God gave us commandments… do them!!! Men and women get married!! To sex change of any kind and DO NOT teach it in tge schools! God said whatever you do unto any of these little ones, you do unto ME.( God). You will burn in hell and NEVER die!!!
Elaine you hit the nail right on the head with a hammer ….. we are all caught up in a giant cauldron you can’t trust the news you can’t trust the media we need to bring the Donald back how I don’t know when I don’t know … but don’t forget he’s getting older too he’s done an amazing job for us the last four years and hopefully it’ll all come out in the wash about the voting mess Hunter and China …. and speaking of China I could just see their leader sitting in his office rubbing his hands together laughing watching and waiting ….many years ago when I was in the army a Sergeant first class said to me someday China is going to come into our country just walk right in and take it over…….and we won’t do anything about it!!!!
All these slim balls are doing is importing votes and debt. Only people with common sense can see that. The sad thing about this is it is all at the tax payers expense.
Hey Mateo, they don’t care about the illegals or you! Pandemic? What pandemic? The first week in office they lifted the travel ban and opened the borders! This was in January! Even the democratic mayors in border towns are complaining. They’re releasing illegals infected with covid into communities. So, this joke of a President & VP created this circus because they’re too dumb and have only a desire to ruin the USA. It’s either incompetence or intentional, neither speak well of either of these circus clowns. That’s what happens when you cheat dumb and dumber into the White House. But hey, it gives us something to laugh at on a daily basis.
Follow the FREAKING imagration LAWS ON the USA books set by congress and senate years back, which no one seems to be talking nor following, except Trump! That woman is a joke. It’s like Biden can’t handle a critical crisis that he created he sends his commander in chief Harris. It’s like going from dumber to dumber. What a cartoon!
You have got to be kidding me! Neither President Biden nor Vice-President Harris know theie rear end from a hole in the ground. Neither of them has a clue to what is even going on. Biden has no mind left and Harris is just a silly school girl thinking she has got it made. Only a man like Trump can fix this problem. When you cheat to win an election, you have to handle the results. Well good luck with that one!
Bring back PRESIDENT TRUMP!
These idiots ( the Dems ) don’t know come here from sick’um its hard to believe that a bunch of liberal lunatics’ are in charge of running this country. Harris acts like a giggling eight year old. I shouldn’t say that because most eight year old’s are are more intelligent then her. If they hadn’t rigged the election Trump would have gotten probably one hundred and fifty million votes.I pray GOD look down on our country and help to overcome this EVIL administration. (VOTE GOP)(VOTE TRUMP)== Run CANDACE OWENS AS VICE and then her for President the next eight years!!!
This is another chance for sleepy Joe to hide and let leftist Nancy and Chuck have their way and somebody else take the heat and sell this country down the drain! I have nothing against letting immigrates into this country but it has to be controlled and done legally so FINISH the wall and keep the drugs and the criminal element out and make President TRUMP head of homeland security and head of the Border Patrol.
In all my 76 years, this is the worst I have ever seen America. My prayer is that the current administration who are jokes, will not do too much more damage before the country wakes up. I predict we are headed for Civil War and blood WILL be shed with all of this. There are more guns in this country than citizens and so we shall see WHO wins. What a terrible mess! It could be easily solved if the media and press were honest and true journalists and “reported” rather than opined. The news is not op ed!!! Where is decency and truth???
I predict she will “engage’ ALRIGHT!! RIGHT AFTER SHE FINISHES THE FORUM ON WOMEN WITH BILL CLINTON. THE DEVIL AND THE WITCH GETTING TOGETHER!! WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO????
THIS WHOLE ADMINISTRATION IS A BIG JOKE! LET’S SEE IF SHE CAN SLEEP HER WAY OUT OF THIS ONE. TRAMP!
Leave it to a woman to deal with it!!
My god! Unbelievable‼️😖😡 This is like hiring a socialopatic arsonist to be the foreman in a fireworks factory‼️‼️ My question is if she ever does go to the border, who is going to babysit joe when his handlers allow him in public. Could it be NANCE????????😂😂😂😂😂
WHAT A FRICKING PATHETIC JOKE
I JUST know one thing about the border crisis and that is the fact that all of those aliens need to stay away from our country or there will be a war for sure! They have no right at all to think they can run here and live illegally and expect our country and government to take care of them and their children! It’s made me so mad to even think about all of this mess our country is dealing with plus everything else on top of this crisis! And to think that I wanted Trump out and Biden in is my mistake but I don’t vote so I can’t feel too bad. Better believe in four years from now if Trump runs again I will vote for him! Oh yes I will! Let’s all pray for our country to get back to a normal state of peace and harmony real soon!
God help us if we get into a military confrontation with some country and sleepy Joe is our president ?…. Pamela (Kamala) Will probably start laughing and say it’s nothing to worry about …. Nancy will go into her bomb shelter with her ice cream …. and sleepy Joe well he’ll fall asleep !!!
It really does not matter, the news media will down play any failures and we the people will only be fed what the big boys want us to hear.
It really does not matter, the news media will down play any failures and we the people will only be fed what the big boys want us to hear. Interesting the site says I already said the previous statement when this is the first I have responded.
Interesting how the only comments posted are all negative ones vs in support of our president. One wonders who this commentary online supports? It definitely is NOT unbiased in their reporting and is very open to biased opinions. I wonder how many other Pro current President opinions you filter out of your comments section besides mine? I have yet to see one educated, comment made. So far every comment looks like one made by an opinionated child who cares only about mud slinging, name calling, finger pointing, “look at the names I called them daddy!” vs “how do we help support our government to make it better?” Wow….so glad I’m done helping raise the ignoarant, self centered younger generation now. God help our country as no human beings seem to be capable.