MIA: “Border Czar” Kamala Goes 61 Days Without a News Conference as Border Crisis Rages On
Fox News Staff
Harris’ silence on the matter seems to be doing little to improve the conditions at the border.
Vice President Kamala Harris, who was tapped by President Biden to lead the administration’s response to the historic migrant crisis, has gone 61 days without visiting the U.S.-Mexico border and has not held a news conference on the issue.
Her defenders say it is not her job to visit the border. They say she is more interested in scoring a diplomatic victory with countries in the Northern Triangle—where many of these migrants are fleeing. Her critics say she clearly does not want to be tied to the crisis that has little chance of being resolved and can be a political liability for her future ambition to be president.
Her silence on the matter seems to be doing little to improve the conditions at the border. On Sunday, a Fox News Flight Team captured a group of about 40 migrants rushing the southern border into La Joya, Texas. About 15 to 20 of the migrants were taken into custody and the others assumedly managed to flee.
Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the GOP, took to Twitter on Sunday to accuse the Biden administration of enacting an open-border agenda.
“ICE has released over 29,000 illegal immigrants into American communities since Biden took office,” she tweeted. “That is in addition to the 61,000 illegal immigrants caught and released by CBP. Biden’s agenda= open borders.”
McDaniel tweeted on Saturday that in the time that Harris has been tasked with solving the crisis, “border encounters increased 900% over last April.”
Harris is scheduled in June to visit officials in Mexico and Guatemala regarding the “root causes” of migration – and has been holding both in-person and online meetings with Latin American officials and others in preparation for her trip.
But there is still no word from the White House or Harris’ office on when or if she will visit border towns in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona or her home state of California anytime soon.