Vice President Kamala Harris continues to refuse to visit the nation’s southern border as fellow Democrats travel to Mexico to experience the immigration crisis firsthand.
California Democratic Rep. Darrell Issa appeared on the Fox News program “Your World” on Monday to address the worsening situation.
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Issa’s Tough Words to Harris
“It’s sort of amazing to me that she’s conspicuous in her inability to come to the border when in fact it’s clear that we are a draw and that her message of don’t come has been rejected,” Issa said.
“What she will see [at the border] is people from 100 different countries have crossed the border,” he added.
“So it’s not just the three countries of the Northern Triangle. She’ll see the message being sent based on the policies of this administration are clearly saying to a young man, ‘don’t come here looking for a job, bring a family and stay.’
“That message is in fact much more of a conflict than she might realize. If she hears that from the Border Patrol…
“that we are going to continue to release people that are coming as family units because coming as a worker which is historically what most people do initially isn’t working,” Issa said.
Cuellar’s Call for Harris to Visit
Rep. Henry Ceullar (D-TX) also urged both President Joe Biden and Harris to visit the southern border, saying “come in and, with all due respect, not do a staged visit.”
“Somebody needs to listen to our local communities,” he added, according to the Politico report. “With all due respect, just coming and doing a staged visit is not enough. They have to understand.”
“I want to thank the vice president for having a clear message: ‘Don’t come,’” Cuellar said. “But we need to couple that with some action and some repercussions.”
The call for Harris to visit the border is no longer limited to conservatives. Even her own party has now pressed the vice president to do more to reduce the ongoing immigration crisis.