As “border czar,” Vice President Kamala Harris has been a monumental letdown.
In March 2021, President Joe Biden appointed Harris as “border czar.” That occurred more than a year ago.
The border remains uncontrolled, and difficulties worsen daily.
In May, authorities encountered 239,416 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, compared to nearly 234,000 migrants in April, according to the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) report released on Wednesday.
The Daily Caller notes that the last event Harris held discussing immigration and border issues was a January meeting with Honduran president Xiomara Castro.
According to a White House briefing, Harris and Castro discussed the “root causes” of migration at this discussion.
Appointed in March 2021 and examining the sources of the problem in January 2022 is not behavior that inspires trust.
The New York Post reported that on a visit to the border in June 2021, Harris claimed “extreme progress” had been made despite the reality that illegal crossings continued to shatter records.
In El Paso, Harris also stated, “We’ve made progress on family reunification…
In addition, we have made headway in addressing the underlying issues.”
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US Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott was dismissed from his job immediately before Harris’ visit to the border.
The New York Post continued that ‘Statistics state otherwise as critics attribute the surge to Biden’s policies. The number of U.S. border detentions hit a 21-year monthly high of more 180,000 people in May . Nearly 179,000 people were detained in April . Read more…