US President Joe Biden Appoints VP Kamala Harris To Lead Efforts To Tackle Migrant Crisis At US-Mexico Border

US President Joe Biden appoints VP Kamala Harris to oversee the migrant influx at the US-Mexico border.

Vatsal Thakore

March 26, 2021

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The United States President, Joe Biden, has appointed his Vice President, Kamala Harris, to tackle the issue of the increasing migrant influx at the US – Mexico border. After being appointed as the Vice President of the United States on 20 January, this is the first time Kamala Harris has been assigned a specific task. Read on to know more about it.

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Joe Biden recently tasked Kamala Harris to ‘stem the migration’ at the southern border of the United States of America, that the country shares with Mexico. The decision came after Joe Biden struggled to get a handle on the increasing migration challenge at the border. For this problem, Biden blamed “the somewhat draconian policies” of his predecessor, Donald Trump.

Vice President Kamala Harris said that she was looking forward to working with the Central American countries, along with Mexico, to strengthen the rule of law, and to oversee the efforts made to stem the flow of immigrants arriving at the US-Mexico border. The Congressional Delegation was given a tour of the border facility and the media was also granted access there, as migrant children, unaccompanied by their parents or families, continue to make their way over to the US-Mexico border.

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“There’s no question that this is a challenging situation. While we are clear that people should not come to the border now, we also understand that we will enforce the law,” Kamala Harris said while addressing the situation.

After the media got access to the shelter facilities, reports found that there have not been enough shelter facilities to provide space to the growing number of arrivals, resulting in children staying in border patrol facilities. These border facilities have almost ‘jail-like conditions’, as was found by the media.

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