On Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris went to Milwaukee and talked about infrastructure. But before this, she discussed the border crisis at a morning meeting in Washington.
Harris delivered an address to the Washington Conference on the Americas. In it, she talked about the “root causes” of the immigration crisis. It served as the 42nd consecutive day that Harris has not visited the border or held a press conference to answer questions reporters may have about her role in the Biden administration’s response to the crisis.
The vice president also defended her absence from the border. She has repeatedly pointed out that she has done work behind the scenes. He has been holding online meetings with officials from other countries, such as Canada, Japan, Finland, and Ireland, asking for a partnership that would help tackle the Northern Triangle.
In June, Harris plans to visit one of the Northern Triangle countries – Guatemala.
Prior to this, Harris had two online meetings with Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei about regional issues. Such issues include food insecurity, gang violence, climate resilience, and corruption. According to Harris, these factors serve as factors that force people to migrate from their country.
Later in the day, the vice president went to Wisconsin where she explained the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan that’s worth $2.3 trillion.
However, Republicans from the state, including Sen. Ron Johnson, stated that they wished the vice president went to the southern border instead.