Harris cites poverty, extreme weather as causes for ‘alarming’ rate of immigration from Central America

Since President Joe Biden tasked her with a leading role in addressing the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, Vice President Kamala Harris has faced mounting criticism that she has failed to treat the situation with the urgency it demands.

In remarks on Tuesday, she acknowledged the border problem but declined to spend much time focused on potentially inconvenient root causes.

“If corruption in the region persists”

She recognized the “alarming” rate of immigration from Central American during her recent speech, choosing to dwell on various underlying issues without mentioning the impact of Biden’s policies.

Without uttering the word “crisis,” Harris told the annual Washington Conference on the Americas that immigrants from “El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras are leaving their homes at alarming rates.”

She laid out her goals as part of a monumental task, vowing to address corruption, poverty, and extreme weather, each of which she claimed is a factor in driving migrants toward the U.S.

“No matter how much effort we put in on curbing violence, providing disaster relief, on tackling food insecurity — on any of it — we will not make significant progress if corruption in the region persists,” Harris said.

In keeping with her approach thus far, the vice president shied away from mentioning the border crisis itself.

Passing the buck

For weeks, she has attracted criticism for her reluctance to visit the border, opting to opine about the factors the Biden administration says are pushing individuals to leave their home countries instead of lax immigration policies that serve to draw an increased number of immigrants toward the border.

Harris also pointed out that the White House is sending $310 million in foreign aid to the region, unlike the Trump administration, which used foreign aid to negotiate cooperation among Central American nations to control immigration rates.

In fact, she attempted to place some of the blame for the border problem on Trump, though polls indicate that voters are not willing to do the same.

The latest political spin is nothing new, fueling speculation that the Biden administration might be creating a task too big to solve with the intention of absolving itself of responsibility for the crisis being created at home.

Biden and Harris seem willing to discuss almost any cause of the immigration surge, it seems, with the exception of their own policies.

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9 Responses

  1. Please close the borders. Take care of the American ppl first. We have homeless and hungry ppl right here in America. I think this border crisis is more than VP Harris can handle. But I don’t know who else can control the problem except for President Trump. He had it under control! Ask for his help please!!!!

    1. Not only that, The $310M in foreign aid is an abomination! It is money that will NEVER get to the people, just to the corrupt South American administrations. However, they will funnel some of it back to the Democratic campaigns because of the foreign aid they receive.


  2. She is a dam idiot. I wouldn’t trust her to empty a waste basket let alone being VP, so far she has done absolutely NOTHING USEFUL except babysit Biden. She needs to get her butt down to the boarder and see what a disaster it really is. Stop the dam lies and stop this insanity. Biden and the administration is suppose to protect America and its citizens not put us in DANGER and that is exactly what you morons are doing. Drugs, criminals, diseases all coming in invading our country and you all stand by and due NOTHING. Every dam one of you should be impeached, fired whatever it takes. You are all the most incompetent bunch of idiots ever to be in the WH.

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  4. If the reasons she gave for the “immigration” are correct, we should just turn them away. None of those reasons qualify for refugee status.

  5. Harris just continues to tell lies ,she has no shame She is anti American and she will destroy this country, it will get unfit to live in when Biden and Harris gets through with it

  6. Wonder what other stupid excuses she can come up with??? Just so you know Harris the reason is Biden invited them, this has nothing to do with all your idiotic ideas!!

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