Vice President Kamala Harris, delegated to “fix” the crisis of increasing migrants, has no plans to visit the US-Mexico border, but Donald Trump could go there “soon,” according to a former president aide.
Harris was chosen by President Biden to lead talks with Latin American countries on the crisis earlier this week and is now focused on diplomatic efforts to reduce the wave of Central American immigrants seeking refuge in the United States.
“The vice president is not making the border,” spokeswoman Symone Sanders told reporters on Friday.
“He can be expected to speak with leaders in the region in the near future,” Sanders said.
The former president, meanwhile, is considering a visit to the overwhelmed boundary “soon,” as he hopes for a return to the public stage, but first wants to give Biden room to “fail on his own,” Trump’s aide Jason Miller said on “The Michael Berry Show ”on Thursday.
“I think there is a fine line between calling someone about policy and then appearing to do something that is ostentatious or giving Joe Biden a chance to point and say, ‘Look, this is not serious, look at President Trump on the border a scene from this, ‘”Miller said on the podcast.
“And not right away, but I could see a trip at some point in the future here. But it’s something that really worries President Trump, ”Miller said.
The White House backs a plan to send $ 7 billion to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to help alleviate poverty and violence for refugees fleeing en masse from the Northern Triangle countries.
Federal agents detained more than 100,000 people at the border last month alone, the highest number in two years. President Biden warned migrants not to come, citing COVID-19 restrictions.
Many have not listened to the message, hoping to have a better chance of obtaining asylum under the new administration, after Biden reversed Trump’s “Stay in Mexico” policy and stopped construction of a border wall.
However, unaccompanied minors are not being turned away, with nearly 12,000 children currently in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a report.
President Biden is in no rush to head south either; He said earlier this week that he plans to see the situation in person “at some point.”
As Washington dignitaries stay away from the border, The Post has documented conditions closely in a series of reports on the harrowing journey made by migrants, who told stories of being held for ransom in Texas hideouts by unscrupulous smugglers.
With AP cables