Instead of attending a high-level meeting regarding border security in Mexico City, Kamala Harris – otherwise known as America’s “border czar” – played bingo and ate cupcakes in New Jersey on Friday.
Vice President Kamala Harris had been dispatched to New Jersey to pose for a photo-op at a daycare center near Montclair State University and also at a vaccination site in Newark, as noted by Fox News. While the Vice President was in Newark, she made a pit stop at a well-known bakery, according to the New York Post. After she arrived at the vaccination site, she told the reporters and onlookers that she believed the Biden Administration was winning the fight against COVID-19, according to NJ.com.
“There will be an end to this,” she exclaimed. “We really feel we are starting to get in front of this.” Well, that’s all well and good, but as America’s “border czar”, whoever is scheduling Kamala’s photo-ops should be held accountable.
As Harris was busy posing, Attorney General Merrick Garland, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and Security of State Antony Blinken were gathering with Mexican officials in Mexico City discussing the illegal migration crisis that had totally overwhelmed the southern border. It was just two months after Biden had taken office that Harris had been tasked with managing the Biden Administration’s response to the illegal immigration crisis.
Since then, Harris has made just one trip to Mexico and Central America. Fast forward to June, and we now have had several hundred thousand illegal immigrants arrive within our borders, yet all she did was make only one brief trip to the border.
Even though the Democrats seem to be all talk and no action, last month there were 11 GOP Senators led by Florida Senator Marco Rubio who had sent President Joe Biden a letter saying that they believe the border situation is out of control and that it needs to be in different hands.
“We write to ask that you appoint a new Border Czar to replace Vice President Harris, who completely failed to work with neighboring countries to stem the flow of illegal migrants into our country and secure the border. In fact, things have only gotten worse since her appointment as Border Czar,” the letter read.
The letter described the fact that “from August 2020 to August 2021, there has been a 317 percent increase in encounters at the border. The current surge is the largest in 20 years as illegal border crossings have increased substantially since you took office.”
“Despite these alarming numbers, the Vice President only visited the southern border once, and that visit was hundreds of miles from the epicenter of the surge,” the letter noted.
“Even her trip to Guatemala and Mexico intended to address the ‘root causes’ of illegal immigration into America was a public relations disaster with absolutely no substantive policy commitments from neighboring countries,” the senators wrote.
“Many of these migrants — despite originally being from Haiti — reported they came from South and Central America. Many stated that they made the dangerous journey because you, and Vice President Harris, promised to open America’s borders,” the letter continued.
“Vice President Harris has done absolutely nothing to help secure our border, develop a strategy to partner with our neighbors, or even talk to the American people about the border crisis.”
“It is stunning that America’s Border Czar was silent as thousands of Haitian migrants illegally crossed the border, and set up a de facto refugee camp in America.”
“Now, with estimates that tens of thousands of additional migrants are headed toward the southern border, it is essential you replace Vice President Harris as Border Czar with someone more qualified and engaged for this important role,” the letter read.
The senators went on to describe the border as an “unmitigated disaster” under Biden and that “many of your policies are making the situation worse.” They said that America needs a border czar “who is prepared, and willing to engage, and able to address the crisis at the southern border.”
When Rubio made his comments to Fox News, he very bluntly characterized the crisis at the border as Joe Biden’s fault alone.
“If you talk to people at the border, people that have crossed, they will all tell you the same thing: They expect to get into the United States, they expect to enter, they expect to be released pending an asylum hearing that many have no intention to show up for,” he said.
“No nation on earth can have the open border we basically have now and just tell anyone who wants to come to please show up. You can’t do it. But that’s what this administration thinks they are going to do. And if Kamala Harris is the one in charge of this, they need to find somebody else and fast.”