VP Harris blames Trump for the current immigration crisis, according to The Daily Wire.
Harris said, “We inherited a tough situation.”
“In five months we’ve made progress, but there’s still more work to be done, but we’ve made progress,” Harris stated.
“I call it progress, we’re not exactly where we want to be yet, but we’ve seen extreme progress over these last few months because of his dedication and his efforts,” Harris said.
“In May 2021, CBP encountered 180,034 persons attempting entry along the Southwest Border,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.
“Single adults continue to make up the majority of these encounters.”
“What is happening here in El Paso in many ways highlights many of the facets of immigration.”
“The AP reported that ‘tens of thousands’ of children, ‘from toddlers to teens’ remain in U.S. custody, in a network of shelters across the country, many of which are escaping scrutiny.”
“The shelters are, the AP noted, staffed, in some cases, by people who have escaped having to pass an FBI background check, and the children ‘aren’t guaranteed access to education, recreational opportunities, or legal counsel.”
From The Daily Wire:
Addressing reporters, Harris added that the Biden administration Department of Homeland Security has been instrumental in the “progress” the White House claims is happening on the border.
The number of illegal immigrant encounters at the border has skyrocketed in recent months. In May alone, more than Customs and Border Protection reported more than 180,000 individuals attempting to cross the United States-Mexico border.
The Daily Wire added that the number “represented a staggering 674% increase vs. May of 2020 when 23,237 illegal aliens were apprehended. Last month’s numbers were the worst numbers in more than two decades.”
Harris also appeared to clarify why she and her team selected to visit El Paso, Texas, rather than cities in the Rio Grande Valley, which have been largely under siege by the Biden border crisis since the beginning of President Joe Biden’s administration. Through hints to reporters, Harris suggested that the choice of El Paso was also meant to draw attention to the Trump administration’s immigration policies.