Vice President Harris meets with Mexican President Obrador to address illegal migration

Vice President Kamala Harris met with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico City on Tuesday to discuss immigration policy, as part of her first foreign trip since taking office in January.


Harris’ Mexico visit comes after she visited Guatemala on Monday, where she told Central Americans “Do not come.”  She was greeted with boos and heckled.  The Guatemalan president said he and Harris “are not on the same side of the coin” on migration, largely because he believes the Biden administration has not sent more of a clear message to keep people from leaveing.


Lopez Obrador told reporters at the National Palace in Mexico City:

“We are very pleased to have her here and we will touch on [border security], but always addressing the fundamental root causes.” Harris tweeted before her meet with Lopez Obrador: “The United States and Mexico share history and family. Our economies are tied, and our security relies on one another. I am here in Mexico City to renew our nation’s important partnership with Mexico.”


President Joe Biden put Harris in charge of the migrant surge at the southern border. Harris has still yet to visit the border, responding to criticism by telling Lester Holt, “I haven’t been to Europe.”


The number of migrants this year is already the most since 2006, according to preliminary Customs and Border Protection data.


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