FoxNews.com reports that
Vice President Kamala Harris, as part of her visit to Guatemala, on Monday told potential migrants that they should not travel to the U.S. Mexico border — claiming that they would be turned back if they did.
“I want to emphasize that the goal of our work is to help Guatemalans find hope at home, at the same time I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making the dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border — do not come, do not come,” she said.
Harris made the remarks at a press conference alongside Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei as she visited the country in her first visit abroad since being appointed by President Biden to lead diplomatic efforts to the region to help solve the massive spike in migration to the border in recent months.
While Harris and the administration have emphasized “root causes” in Central America like poverty, climate and violence as the reason for the spike, Giammattei had also pointed to a change in message to migrants with the new administration.
“The message changed too: ‘We’re going to reunite families, we’re going to reunite children,'” he told CBS News. “The very next day, the coyotes were here organizing groups of children to take them to the United States.”
“We asked the United States government to send more of a clear message to prevent more people from leaving,” he said.
Harris, on Monday, seemed to be attempting to make clear that message, and claimed that migrants would be turned back as she sought to present a tougher stance on illegal immigration.
“The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border,” she said. “There are legal methods by which migration can and should occur but we, as one of our priorities, will discourage illegal migration and I believe if you come to our border you will be turned back.”
The Biden administration has rolled back a number of Trump-era policies which kept migrants out of the U.S., even as increasing numbers of migrants flooded to the border. Of those, the most significant was the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) — which kept migrants in Mexico as they awaited their hearings. The Biden administration has ended the program and has been processing migrants enrolled into the program into the U.S.
It has also ended a number of asylum cooperative agreements with countries like Guatemala which made migrants claim asylum in other countries first, and has been accused of encouraging migration by narrowing interior enforcement in the U.S., and pushing for a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the U.S.
The administration has kept in place the Trump-era Title 42 public health order which allows migrants to be expelled quickly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and officials said that out of the 178,000 migrants encountered at the border in April, 111,714 were expelled – mainly single adults.
However, the administration has not applied Title 42 to unaccompanied children, of which there were more than 13,000 that arrived at the border in April, and it is not returning migrant families with children under seven to Mexico due to the country’s refusal to take them — meaning that significant numbers of families are not being turned back, and are being released into the U.S. interior.
Along with the tougher line of illegal immigration, Harris continued to emphasize the “root cause” explanation for the migrant surge, speaking of U.S. investment in agribusiness, affordable housing and Guatemalan entrepreneurs. The U.S. recently announced $310 million in aid to the region, as part of a $4 billion planned investment in Central America.
She announced a young women’s empowerment initiative to increase education and employment among women and girls, as task forces to combat human trafficking, drug smuggling and corruption. She said she had had “frank’ discussions with the Guatemalans on the question of fighting corruption.
A Vice-President “elected” in a Presidential Election in which states are lining up to be audited because of possible Electoral Fraud is lecturing the Guatemalans on CORRUPTION.
Irony is embarrassed.
The Biden-Harris Administration’s message to Guatemalans to “stay home” comes a little late, don’t you think?
I have not heard a more half-hearted plea since Bre’er Rabbit begged not to be thrown into the briar patch.
Y’know, boys and girls, I have been saying for a long time now, that if the Democrats had their way regarding illegal immigration, America would turn into a Third World “Democratic Socialist” Paradise, like Venezuela and Cuba.
Even the Dems, like Rep. Cuellar, are concerned that Biden and his Handers do not have a clue as to what they are doing in regards to the way that they have thrown open our Southern Border to bring in unaccompanied minors, housing them in the cages which Former President Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm) built.
It is known that a percentage of these illegal minors are COVID-19 positive.
If they are being held with the other illegals, then Biden and his Administration are “recharging” the pandemic.
And, they have been taking these “minors” to places around the country, like Obama did, and then these “children” are released to “relatives”, making it very possible that America could be headed for another lockdown…which would fit in perfectly in the plans of the Far Left Democrats.
Just as they have fenced in OUR nation’s capitol in order to intimidate and control us, they would have no hesitation to attempt to force another nationwide “Pandemic Lockdown” on American citizens, again.
In countries like Greece, which have allowed the “Democratic Socialists” to take control of their government, the same “game plan” was followed.
Open up the borders, the overwhelm “the system” while raise taxes until businesses go under, placing 40% of the country’s population “working for” the government or on government assistance”.
Think about this:
Just as the Millionaire Democrats on Capital Hill, like Pelosi, live in gated communities to separate themselves from the violence and poverty which they are responsible for, so are they now working in a “gated community” designed to keep “Deplorables” (i.e. average American citizens) out.
And, if you believe that these desperate people in these poor corrupt countries in the Golden Triangle are going to stop trying to break into our Sovereign Nation just because Kamala Harris insincerely asked them not to, I have two bridges (one working) over the Mississippi River at Memphis to sell you..
Until He Comes,
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