VP Harris seemingly forgets border crisis, focuses instead on climate change

Polling data shows that most voters are dissatisfied with how the Biden administration has handled the ongoing immigration crisis along America’s southern border.

Yet, rather than address the issue, Vice President Kamala Harris recently used an event to focus on a separate issue, climate change, that most people find far less pressing. Her decision has left some observers feeling outraged.

NBC News covered Harris’ plan to visit Queens, New York on Thursday “to pitch heavy-duty electric trucks, climate friendly home heating and other domestic steps to combat global warming.”

“A one-two punch”

Harris’ appearance was scheduled to happen even as President Joe Biden appeared at a United Nations climate change summit in the United Kingdom.

Ike Irby, the vice president’s climate advisor, celebrated the combination, telling NBC that it amounted to “a one-two punch.”

“He’s abroad advocating for climate leadership internationally,” Irby said of the president’s attendance at the conference held in Glasgow, Scotland.

“The vice president is here in the United States underscoring how Build Back Better, the bipartisan infrastructure deal will create jobs here at home, address the climate crisis here at home.”

The outlet noted that Harris was accompanied by Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, as well as New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D), and New York Rep. Gregory Meeks (D).

What about immigration?

Breitbart writer Penny Starr pointed out in a piece Monday that many observers believe Harris appears far less interested in securing the southern U.S. border than she does promoting electric vehicles.

Starr cited figures released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) revealing that the number of immigrants found crossing the border illegally in August was 314% higher than it was in August 2020. A recent arrest shows that at least some of those coming across pose a real threat to the safety of the American public.

Fox News reported recently that CBP agents apprehended 51-year-old Honduran national Juan Dias-Pineda in Michigan on Saturday. Dias-Pineda was deported last year after he was convicted of sexually abusing a child who was under the age of 13.

“Our streets are safer with the criminal off the streets and out of our community,” Acting Chief Patrol Agent Robert B. Simon said at the time.

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