Vice President Kamala Harris was tapped months ago to study the “root causes” of northward migration by Central Americans and others, though the true purpose of that assignment increasingly appears to be little more than providing cover and justification for President Joe Biden’s “open borders” immigration policies.
That game was seemingly given away Monday when Mexican President Andres Manual Lopez Obrador previewed a planned phone call with Harris that, among other topics, would be focused on “completely” opening up the shared border by lifting all restrictions, the Washington Examiner reported.
For what it is worth, America’s southern U.S. border has technically been “closed” since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, though enforcement of border security and immigration laws, including the Title 42 public health order allowing the immediate expulsion of new arrivals, have been selectively enforced at best, if at all, since Biden entered office in January.
“Opening the border”
The telling remarks from President Lopez Obrador came Monday during a press conference in Ciudad Juarez, a major city just to the south of El Paso, Texas on the Mexican side of the border.
“I have a call today with Vice President Kamala Harris. We are going to give continuity to the agenda that we have in common on migration issues, of course, the issue of opening the border, the support that they have been giving us, and that we thank you very much for having enough vaccines in our country,” the Mexican president said, according to the Examiner.
The outlet noted that the White House had confirmed that a phone call would take place Monday between Harris and Lopez Obrador, but declined to provide any specifics as to what that conversation would entail.
“Today, Vice President Harris will speak with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico. Following the call, the office of the vice president will provide a readout,” an unnamed official told the Examiner.
However, as of Tuesday afternoon, no such readout from the Monday phone call had been posted on the White House website, despite numerous other postings from the administration on Monday and even Tuesday morning.
Yet, while the White House has apparently not seen fit to share even the vague details of the conversation between Harris and Lopez Obrador with the American public, it appears that Reuters was able to learn what had been discussed.
As Reuters reported, the two leaders talked about “migration, the fight against COVID-19, and the need to strengthen Central American economies.”
The outlet further reported that, according to Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, in addition to the U.S. agreeing to give Mexico 8.5 million doses of vaccines, senior U.S. officials, including Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, would meet with counterparts in Mexico City to discuss a coordinated plan for fully opening the southern border.
While some might dismiss that as merely referring to normal “non-essential” cross-border business trade, schooling, or tourism, it is difficult to believe, given the Biden administration’s clear agenda in terms of welcoming more migration, that opening the border “completely” doesn’t also include allowing in virtually any and all who seek entrance into the country for any or no legitimate purpose at all.