Kamala Harris was appointed to oversee the border crisis last month but still hasn’t held a press conference to share how she plans to address the issue, according to Fox News.
The nation is facing what has been described as a “humanitarian crisis” amid a surge in migrants coming to the U.S.
Harris has answered some questions and has held calls with major world leaders such as the Canadian Prime minister Justin Trudeau and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu but has yet to hold an actual press conference.
Biden said she would be in charge of working to return migrants to their home countries.
“So this new surge we’re dealing with now started with the last administration, but it’s our responsibility to deal with it humanely and to – and to stop what’s happening,” Biden said month.
“And so, this increase has been consequential, but the vice president has agreed – among the multiple other things that I have her leading – and I appreciate it – agreed to lead our diplomatic effort and work with those nations to accept re- – the returnees, and enhance migration enforcement at their borders – at their borders.”
The White House then attempted to clear the air stating that Harris is not involved with the “border crisis” and is focused on addressing the “root causes – not the border.”
From Fox News:
The overwhelming flow of migrants has led to the viral photos of individuals packed into close quarters despite coronavirus restrictions, raising questions about two of the Biden-Harris’ campaigns central attacks on President Trump. During the campaign, Biden lambasted Trump for not taking COVID-19 seriously and assailed his purported cruelty in placing migrant children in cages.
The border crisis itself encompasses a long list of issues and agencies througout the federal government, particularly those housed under the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services. According to Harris’ office, she’ll work closely with various Cabinet members, including the secretary of state and the administrator for international development, as well as the special envoy for the Northern Triangle.