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Wed Mar 24, 2021, 09:47 PM

Biden tasks Harris with addressing influx of migrants at the southern border

Biden tasks Harris with addressing influx of migrants at the southern border
Yahoo News
Caitlin Dickson
March 24, 2021, 4:30 PM


President Biden announced Wednesday that he is putting Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of efforts to stem the increased flow of immigrants and asylum seekers along the southern border of the United States.

“I can think of nobody who is better qualified to do this,” Biden told reporters at the White House. Harris, he said, will take the helm of diplomatic efforts with Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries (Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador), where a significant portion of the migrants seeking protection at the border come from, including an influx of unaccompanied minors.

Prior to the announcement, a senior administration official told reporters Wednesday that Harris will be focused on coordinating with those countries to stem the current tide of illegal immigration while also addressing the root causes of migration from those countries.

Harris’s new assignment is her biggest yet as vice president, as the Biden administration faces intense scrutiny from both sides of the aisle over its response to the current influx of children. This migration has overwhelmed the Department of Health and Human Services’ network of shelters for children, resulting in overcrowding and prolonged detention at Border Patrol facilities. According to HHS, there were approximately 11,350 children in the care of its Office of Refugee Resettlement, with thousands more waiting in custody at the border.

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Wed Mar 24, 2021, 10:12 PM

1. She will have it

Sorted out in record time. I’ll be shocked if a month from now, we don’t have these poor souls finally settling into life here in America, as it should be.

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Wed Mar 24, 2021, 11:38 PM

2. I doubt it. Lots to unravel, but she's up to the task. nt

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