Kamala Harris To Visit US-Mexico Border Under Immigration Scrutiny
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Thu 24th June 2021 | 12:30 AM
Washington, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Jun, 2021 ) :US Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday will visit the country's border with Mexico, the White House announced, as the Biden administration faces intense scrutiny over its handling of an immigration surge.
Hundreds of thousands of migrants, many fleeing poverty and violence in Central America, have attempted to cross into the United States in recent months, prompting scathing criticism from Republicans that President Joe Biden's more humane approach to immigration was provoking rather than preventing a crisis.
She was also criticized for not stopping at the border for a firsthand look at the situation during her international mission.
Harris continues to address the root causes of illegal immigration "and work in coordination to get the situation under control," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.
"After months of ignoring the crisis at the Southern Border, it is great that we got Kamala Harris to finally go and see the tremendous destruction and death that they've created -- a direct result of Biden ending my very tough but fair Border policies," the former president said in a statement.