Vice President Kamala Harris was supposed to be the “Border Czar,” remember? She was working hard to find that “root cause” of the immigration problem, tackling the border crisis from Central America. ‘Why are people leaving these countries?’ she wondered.
“I am responsible for and have been taking on the responsibility of dealing with the root causes of migration. And here’s how I think about it. Listen, when you look at the Northern Triangle … you have to ask and realize that I think most people don’t want to leave home,” Harris said.
“[T]hey don’t have opportunities there to fulfill their basic needs like feeding their children or keeping a roof over their head, or they’re fleeing some kind of harm,” Harris added.
Okay, that was April of last year. In December, the White House released this meaningless drivel:
As part of her role addressing the root causes of migration from Central America, Vice President Kamala Harris announced seven new commitments as part of the Call to Action she launched on May 27 for businesses and social enterprises to make new, significant commitments to sustainably address the root causes of migration by promoting economic opportunity. Commitments announced today include those from: CARE International, Cargill, Grupo Mariposa, Parkdale Mills, PepsiCo, JDE Peet’s, and PriceSmart.
In addition, Mastercard, Microsoft, and Nespresso—who announced initial commitments in May—announced further action in the region. As a result, businesses and social enterprises have invested more than $1.2 billion in response to the Vice President’s launch of the Call to Action.
Sounds like she’s finding sponsors for a sporting event. Is Nespresso going to stop 240,000 migrants from pouring over the border? That was last month’s total, by the way.
Then, last month, more money was thrown at the problem. This, from the White House:
The Vice President, U.S. Department of State, and the Partnership for Central America (PCA), come together to announce private sector commitments now total more than $3.2 billion.
Serious question: are we just doing Build Back Better but in Central America? How is this addressing the emergency we’re having right now, at this very moment, at the border?
Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has not spoken to U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris since January. “I do think that we need greater communication between the government of the United States and our government at least,” Giammattei says.
So what did they talk about in January?
“She told me she didn’t want me to appoint my attorney general. We didn’t talk about human trafficking. That was the only time that I spoke to her since she went to Guatemala, and the topic was not immigration,” Giammattei said.
Huh. That’s strange. Human trafficking should have been number one on the docket, bolded and underlined. Instead, she’s meddling in political appointments in foreign countries?
According to Breitbart News, “Harris said at a CEO Summit in June, well over one year after Biden appointed her as border czar, that the administration was ‘making progress’ on its ‘long-term efforts’ to address ‘root causes’ of migration.”
Really? Because this sounds more like you paid someone to take your SATs than actually putting in the hard work to stem the dangerous influx of migrants at the southern border.
Nespresso will save us.