8 Days And Counting: VP Kamala Harris Hasn’t Held A Press Conference In Days After Being Tapped To Handle The Crisis

Kamala Harris’ assignment in reference to the border crisis includes overseeing diplomatic efforts with Northern Triangle countries, and other foreign policy responsibilities, according to Fox News.

Harris has held conference calls with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu.

Harris has taken questions from the media but has not taken a formal press conference.

The crisis at the southern border raises questions regarding national security and the stability of the U.S. immigration system as a whole.

Biden initially announced she would be in charge of working to return migrants to their home countries.

“So this new surge we’re dealing with now started with the last administration, but it’s our responsibility to deal with it humanely and to – and to stop what’s happening,” he said.

“And so, this increase has been consequential, but the vice president has agreed – among the multiple other things that I have her leading – and I appreciate it – agreed to lead our diplomatic effort and work with those nations to accept re- – the returnees, and enhance migration enforcement at their borders – at their borders.”

The White House later gave remarks that Harris is not involved in the “border crisis,” but is focused on the “root causes – not the border.”

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The overwhelming flow of migrants has led to the viral photos of individuals packed into close quarters despite coronavirus restrictions, raising questions about two of the Biden-Harris’ campaigns central attacks on President Trump. During the campaign, Biden lambasted Trump for not taking COVID-19 seriously and assailed his purported cruelty in placing migrant children in cages.

The border crisis itself encompasses a long list of issues and agencies througout the federal government, particularly those housed under the Department of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services. According to Harris’ office, she’ll work closely with various Cabinet members, including the secretary of state and the administrator for international development, as well as the special envoy for the Northern Triangle.

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