Harris should take care of containing the migration
In view of the rapidly increasing number of migrants on the US southern border, US Vice President Kamala Harris is now to lead diplomatic efforts with countries in the region. One of the most important issues is the accommodation of migrant minors.
US President Joe Biden puts control of migration from Central America in the hands of Vice President Kamala Harris. She should lead the diplomatic efforts with the countries in the region and find ways to prevent people from making their way to the United States, Biden announced on Wednesday in the White House.
In recent weeks, the pressure on the Biden government has grown in view of the rapidly increasing number of migrants on the US southern border. The most pressing issue at the moment is the accommodation of the many unaccompanied minor migrants.
“I think I gave you a tough job,” Biden said to Harris. However, no one is better placed to work with Mexico and the countries of the northern triangle of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador on this issue, said Biden, referring to Harris’ experience as attorney general in the largest US state, California.
For Harris, the new accountability is an opportunity to stand out as a Vice President in the midst of a heated issue. Biden held a similar position as Vice President under Barack Obama. The situation on the southern border is without question a “challenging situation,” said Harris. People are leaving the countries for different reasons, and it is a matter of addressing the causes that make people leave.