Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) published a letter to President Joe Biden last week asking him to remove Vice President Kamala Harris from her role as “border czar,” nearly three months after the president tasked her with a mission of exploring the “root causes” of the current immigration crisis, according to Breitbart.
“The crisis at our southern border has been escalating since January and is now clearly a catastrophe and a tragedy in the making. Like many Americans, I was encouraged by your March 24th appointment of Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the efforts to stem the tidal wave of illegal migration into our country. However, to date, her response to the border crisis has been absolutely abysmal, so I am requesting that she be replaced as your ‘border czar,'” Brnovich wrote.
“We are now nearly 50 days into her appointment, and Vice President Harris has shown little interest in observing what is happening along the border and has failed to articulate any plan to deal with the devastating effects of this crisis. Instead, she has traveled to other states for unrelated and less-pressing matters. Mr. President, this is a slap in the face to Arizonans who helped elect you both to the highest offices in the land,” the Arizona AG added.
Brnovich pointed out in a tweet last week that since Harris was tasked with the role, over 200,000 illegal immigrants have crossed the southern border into the United States.
Dems urge Harris to visit border
The border crisis has clearly transcended party allegiances, as some Democrats are urging Harris to visit the border to show that she is engaged in the situation and as a precursor for future actions to stem the illegal immigration surge.
According to Newsweek, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), a member of a Senate subcommittee that oversees border issues, told PBS that Harris should “of course” take a trip to the southern U.S. border as part of a comprehensive approach to developing a more humane immigration system.
But sources close to Harris told Breitbart that she only wants to deal with what she considers “root causes” of illegal immigration, which apparently doesn’t require a visit to the southern border.
Harris has defined “root causes” that drive the influx in illegal immigration to include poverty and crime in the “Northern Triangle” countries of Central America and has even suggested climate change plays a role, which she blames for extreme weather damage that impacts the livelihoods of those living in the region, causing them to flee.
Harris passes the buck
The vice president has also put off her Biden-assigned responsibility for dealing with the border crisis by saying that other administration officials like Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas are truly the officials who are responsible for tackling the situation on the ground.
Harris seemingly believes that her task, as far as dealing with the border crisis, is to send billions of dollars to the countries fueling the mass exodus of its citizens, including Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
One has to wonder if she truly believes that the corrupt regimes that run those countries are going to utilize American funds to actually help its citizens? More than likely, it won’t, and it will only continue to feed a problem that continues to grow to epic proportions.
Brnovich is right: Harris is absolutely failing as “border czar,” and Biden needs to do something about it sooner rather than later, before the border crisis reaches a point of no return.