"We've been to the border", Harris said.
"We are not going to see an immediate return".
"Well, we are going to the border", Harris responded. And I believe, if you come to our border, you will be turned back. In an interview with NBC's Lester Holt this week, Harris laughed off the idea. We talk to the NGOs there, we talk to the mayors, the county judges, to the border patrol, to the men and women in blue, green, and other folks, ICE agents also. "So this whole - this whole - this whole thing about the border".
Still Harris pushed back, saying, "but you can't say you care about the border without caring about the root causes, without caring about the acute causes, which include the fact that you're looking at populations, particularly from Central America, who are plagued by hunger and the devastation caused by the hurricanes and of course, the effect of the pandemic".
"And I haven't been to Europe". "And I mean, I don't understand the point that you're making. And so that's what I'm doing".
Holt, meanwhile, pointed out that it wasn't just Republicans urging Harris to personally make an appearance at the border, noting that Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) has repeatedly called on the Biden administration to visit the region.
When asked by a reporter whether the USA made specific commitments to increase legal pathways to migration, including work permits, Harris said there were discussions but "no promises" were made.
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He added that store-bought masks are "not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through material". This May, Dr Fauci said he is "not convinced" the virus originated naturally and expressed support for an investigation.
First, she arrived to protests from Guatemalans who told her to "go home" and "mind your own business - as well as taunted her with "Trump won" messages".
After her meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the administration announced a range of agreements brokered between the two governments, including a $130 million commitment over the next three years from the U.S.to support labor reforms in Mexico and loans to bolster southern Mexico's economy.
Harris and the White House have previously excused the vice president's absence at the White House as being due to "COVID issues" or the risk of disruption of a vice-presidential visit. Seeking asylum is a right under United States and worldwide law.
When asked by a reporter in Mexico City why she has not gone to the USA southern border as part of her role in leading diplomatic efforts to stem the flow of migration, Vice President Kamala Harris said, "Listen, I've been to the border before, I will go again". But we, as one of our priorities, will discourage illegal migration.
"The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our borders..."
This is the third consecutive month CBP has recorded more than 170,000 border-crossings, which has not occurred since 2000. "She told reporters in Mexico City that she promised to eventually visit the border".
In the build-up to Harris' visit to Guatemala, her first official overseas trip, differences of opinion emerged about the fight against graft, with corruption fighters feted by Washington being criticized by Giammattei.