Why El Paso?: WH Press Sec. Jen Psaki Clarifies Just Why VP Kamala Harris Visit The Southern Border In El Paso And Not Else Where

Jen Psaki clarified why Harris went to El Paso instead of a more rugged immigration facility, according to Fox News.

“It was the place where the former president … put in place some of his immigration policies that we felt were so problematic,” Psaki stated.

“It is here in El Paso that the previous administration’s child separation policy was unveiled. And so we’ve seen the disastrous effects of that right here in this region,” VP Harris said.

“It is here in El Paso that the return to Mexico policy from the previous administration was implemented. We have seen the disaster that resulted from that here in El Paso.”

“The border is not all the same. El Paso has definitely been negatively effected by the Biden-Harris open border policies,” Sen. John Cornyn stated on Twitter.

“But why would she deliberately avoid that part of the border where she would be likely to learn the most about the consequences of Biden-Harris immigration policy failures and how to correct them?”

“We are seeing here in El Paso unaccompanied minors … who are filled with optimism, but they are without their family. They’re being processed through the system. But it really does speak to also the humanitarian nature of the work that must be done,” Harris stated.

“I said back in March I was going to come to the border, so this is not a new plan,” Harris said.

“Coming to the border … is about looking at the effects of what we have seen happening in Central America.”

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From Fox News:

But most illegal border crossers caught in El Paso are from Mexico, not Central America. The Rio Grande Valley, which is much closer to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, is typically where migrants from those regions arrive. Critics said that is where Harris should have visited to understand the crisis.

Harris praised the Department of Homeland Security for its work to process people who arrive at the southern border.

Trump boasted in 2019 that his border wall had drastically cut crime rates in El Paso.

Harris visited a processing center and border patrol facility in El Paso before receiving an “operational briefing” on the facility’s latest technologies. The vice president came under intense criticism for going 93 days between her appointment to lead the migration crisis and her visit to the border.

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