Over 90 days after Kamala Harris was tapped to handle the border crisis, and one week after former President Trump announced his plans to visit the U.S.-Mexico border, the White House has confirmed that Harris will finally visit the border.
Last week, Trump said in a statement that he had accepted Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s invitation to join him on “an official visit to our Nation’s decimated Southern Border on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.”
Harris is set to visit El Paso, Texas, with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Friday.
Her visit comes amid the historic surge of illegal immigration under her watch as “Border Czar,” which blew up after Biden reversed Trump’s successful immigration policies.
Harris’s two-day trip to Guatemala and Mexico earlier this month to address the “root causes” of the border crisis, was widely derided as an embarrassing disaster.
In a press release on June 15, Trump slammed the Biden administration for sabotaging border security, and announced that he would check out the border crisis for himself with Gov. Abbott.
“The Biden Administration inherited from me the strongest, safest, and most secure border in U.S history and in mere weeks they turned it into the single worst border crisis in U.S history. It’s an unmitigated disaster zone,” Trump said in his statement last week.
We went from detain-and-remove to catch-and-release. We went from having border security that was the envy of the world to a lawless border that is now pitied around the world. Biden and Harris have handed control of our border over to cartels, criminals, and coyotes. Drug dealers, MS-13 gang members, human smugglers, sex traffickers, and the criminal elements of the world now have free reign. Hospitals and schools are getting crushed and public health is being sacrificed all in service of a radical left anti-borders agenda. Our brave border agents and courageous ICE officers have been illegally stopped from doing their jobs. Our Nation is now one giant sanctuary city where even dangerous criminals are being cut loose and set free inside the U.S interior on a daily basis.
If this weren’t bad enough, Biden and Harris won’t even tour the scenes of the wreckage they created, or come down and visit with the Border Patrol and ICE heroes risking their lives to defend our Nation at a time when the White House is doing everything it can to make their job totally impossible.
What Biden and Harris have done, and are continuing to do on our border, is a grave and willful dereliction of duty.
My visit will hopefully shine a spotlight on these crimes against our Nation—and show the incredible people of ICE and Border Patrol that they have our unshakeable support.
Following the Biden administration’s announcement, Trump released another statement taking credit for Harris’ decision to make the journey to the Southern border.
“After months of ignoring the crisis at the Southern Border, it is great that we got Kamala Harris to finally go and see the tremendous destruction and death that they’ve created—a direct result of Biden ending my very tough but fair Border policies,” Trump said.
“Harris and Biden were given the strongest Border in American history. And now, it is by far the worst in American history,” he continued, adding: “If Governor Abbott and I weren’t going there next week, she would have never gone!”