VP Harris Flies OVER US-Mexico Border on Way to Guatemala to Deal with Biden’s Border Crisis – Blames Climate for Migrant Surge

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America via (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en) Flickr

In an effort to deal with President Joe Biden’s self-created border crisis, his designated ‘immigration czar’ Vice President Kamala Harris is now visiting Guatemala 1,000 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border. But enroute there, like President GW Bush did during the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, Harris flew OVER the border where tens of thousands of illegal migrants are daily surging and crossing illegally.

Unlike Bush’s low-level Katrina overflight though, Harris’ plane flew at 30,000 feet. This likely didn’t give the Vice President a great view of the chaos on the ground.

As I have reported, Harris has come under criticism for not having visited the border since being appointed to her role – something critics (including myself) say is vital for her to know how to tackle the crisis.

Since Biden’s election, these migrants have been entering the U.S. illegally in unprecedented numbers, overwhelming local and federal authorities. Many unaccompanied children have been housed in cages, and thousands more have been flown across the country at taxpayer expense to alternative housing. Others have been housed at U.S. military bases.

Beyond that, as I have also reported, large numbers of single males between the ages of 18 and 30 have been identified or captured crossing illegally using military tactics and gear.

Many experts note that Biden’s reckless immigration policies, such as promising amnesty, and stopping certain enforcement and construction of border barriers, which immediately reversed former President Trump’s effective border and immigration policies, are to blame for the sudden unprecedented surge. However, Harris, who has refused to visit the border or speak with officials on the ground, is now blaming the climate, and other issues, for the illegal migrant wave.

Fox News reported that:

Vice President Kamala Harris’ staff on Sunday insisted that the “main drivers” of the migrant surge to the southern border are climate and the economy – as Harris arrived in Guatemala and after the Guatemalan president blamed the change in U.S. administrations for the crisis.

Harris spokesperson Symone Sanders told reporters that climate and the economy were among the “main drivers” of the surge in migrants that saw more than 178,000 migrants hit the border in April alone – a number that continued a spike in February and March.

Officials also emphasized the role corruption plays in forcing migrants to make the journey north.

“We see corruption as one of the most important root causes to be dealt with,” special envoy Richard Zuniga said.

Yet, even if many of these are factors in illegal migration north to the United States, Central American leaders disagree with Biden-Harris on the bigger causes. On Sunday, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said he and Harris “are not on the same side of the coin” on the issue and blamed what he saw as a more welcoming message to migrants by the new administration for the surge. He told CBS News:

The message changed too: ‘We’re going to reunite families, we’re going to reunite children.’ The very next day, the coyotes were here organizing groups of children to take them to the United States. We asked the United States government to send more of a clear message to prevent more people from leaving.

My earlier reports of large groups of illegal migrants wearing t-shirts with the Biden election logo and words “PLEASE LET US IN” beneath it, would support the Guatemalan president’s assessment. Perhaps Harris can actually land at the border on her way home to see for herself. ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
15 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
harry
harry
3 months ago

Kamala has Democrap donkey poop for brains!

cozycalico
cozycalico
3 months ago

I can’t stand to look at the woman, Kamala. She is disgusting in that she grew her political career with multi sex partners for politial gain.

C.A.
C.A.
3 months ago

Technically Harris was very… very close to the border albeit at 30,000 feet which equals 5.6 miles. Jus Sayin… LoL!

Boopeydoo
Boopeydoo
3 months ago
Reply to  C.A.

How far up in the air is considered sovereign territory. I would say technically she did visit the border for less than a second as she flew over.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 months ago

The American people have had enough of the moronic antics of our coprolitic imbecilic twins in chief. Both deserve to be impeached for incompetence.

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
3 months ago

Keep O’bidet in the WH basement & Kum-ol-lah outta the country till 2024, they’re both useless & toxic, and, everyone will be fine‼️

Pondman
Pondman
3 months ago

A lot of stupid voters in this country, getting what they deserve.

Sararay
3 months ago
Reply to  Pondman

I have to agree with you, except that the majority deplorables don’t deserve it and now we are getting the same thing plus having to fight for the votes we cast which got flipped or lost.

Ana
Ana
3 months ago

Kamala is an embarrassment for the US, ditto for her creepy boss.

Boopeydoo
Boopeydoo
3 months ago

Get rid of the cats and mouse traps and blame climate for the rodent surge.

trimple
trimple
3 months ago

Interesting way to learn about a problem but claim to know the causes before viewing the problem.  Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei is totally correct. I hope (but doubt) our VP Harris comes away with better understanding and an appreciation for that country. I have traveled to Guatemala City numerous times over the past 10 years on business (as well as cities from Africa to Latin America to Middle East to Asia to Australia/Ne Zealand). Guatemala City is my #1 favorite. It is clean and it is comfortable. I have found it to be very safe and the weather is perfect with cool mornings for running and warm afternoons(Climate change???). Meet the people, learn their stories and appreciate their motivation and ability. It is a great place to do honest business. Capable and hard working. There is even an Orange Theory gym!!

Gardener fixer
Gardener fixer
3 months ago

Finally, Kamala Harris tells Guatemalans NOT to Migrate to the United States. It’s a start. (So much anger, so much insult on this site. you should be glad, not angry). I could care less about her personality or intelligence. What a person says is the first step towards what they will do, and I don’t care how ugly or stupid they are.

Murphmeister
Murphmeister
3 months ago

Climate change has hit that part of the world in the past. It is theorized that the Mayan Empire fell because of prolonged drought before Columbus discovered America.

cozycalico
cozycalico
3 months ago

Please Kamala, don’t come back{ Pretty please with sugar on top.}

GRampStang
GRampStang
3 months ago

Shows her stupidity once again!


People, Places & Things