In 2021, President Joe Biden tasked Vice President Kamala Harris with addressing the surge in illegal migration along America’s southern border.
However, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei recently complained that Harris has been missing in action on the issue.
Giammattei claims that Harris “didn’t talk about human trafficking”
According to Breitbart, Giammattei leveled the charge during an interview he had with the website in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
He asserted that rather than discuss strategies on how to combat illegal migrations, Harris only bothered to pester him over the reappointment of Guatemalan Attorney General María Consuelo Porras.
“She told me she didn’t want me to appoint my attorney general. We didn’t talk about human trafficking. That was the only time that I spoke to her since she went to Guatemala, and the topic was not immigration,” Giammattei said.
What’s more, said that he wasn’t clear on what it is that Harris is supposed to be doing, saying, “I could tell you that I don’t know the powers of Vice President Kamala Harris regarding programs with us.”
The president then added, “I do think that we need greater communication between the government of the United States and our government at least.”
May saw a record number of illegal border crossings
Giammattei is not the first person to allege that the vice president isn’t doing her job on migration, as Texas Rep. Tony Gonzales expressed similar sentiments last year during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”
“Things are as bad as they’ve ever been,” the Republican lawmaker asserted. “It hasn’t gotten better, it’s only gotten worse. And sadly, Texans feel as if we’re alone, and we see it.”
“We’re doing everything we possibly can to fight against this immigration crisis,” Gonzales insisted. “But the big guy is AWOL. Kamala Harris is AWOL. The federal government is nowhere to be found.”
Meanwhile, Fox News reported that last month saw a record number of illegal border crossings, with figures breaking the previous record set in April.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) revealed that there were 239,416 encounters between its personnel and illegal migrants, up from 180,597 in May of last year.