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Vice President Harris says she is planning to visit Mexico and Guatemala

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Vice President Kamala Harris said Wednesday she is planning to travel to Mexico and Guatemala as part of her efforts to resolve the border crisis.

In March, President Joe Biden gave Harris the position of leading U.S. efforts with Mexico and Central America’s Northern Triangle countries – Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala – to stop the flow of migrants into the U.S.

At a Northern Triangle security roundtable on Wednesday, Harris said she plans to go to Guatemala “as soon as possible,” later adding that she will also be visiting Mexico.

“We have plans in the works to go to Guatemala, as soon as possible, Harris told reporters.”

“Our focus is to deal with the root causes and I am looking forward to traveling, hopefully as my first trip, to the Northern Triangle, stopping in Mexico and then going to Guatemala.”

The Biden administration has faced intense criticism of their handling of the historic surge in migrants to the border.

Harris has been called “the worst possible choice” to lead the efforts on the border crisis by Gov. Doug Ducey, who also said she “flat out” doesn’t care.

The Vice President previously went 21 days without holding a news conference to answer reporters’ questions about her border-related role.

President Biden currently has no plans to visit the border.

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Migrants sick of waiting, surge border after judge temporarily blocks Biden from revoking Title 42

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Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens tweeted recently, on May 17, that agents under his command apprehended 2,849 migrants last weekend. However, as migrants no longer want to wait for Title 42 to end, they have surged the border.

In a Breitbart exclusive, the media outlet reported the “number will be eclipsed as it appears the total could approach 4,000 this weekend.” Unfortunately, “the migrants did not appear to know or understand that the Title 42 will not end on Monday due to a federal court order. They expressed they were simply tired of waiting” the report adds.

Between April 1st and May 15 of this year, approximately 513,000 migrants illegally crossed the southern border.

On Friday, Louisiana Judge Robert Summerhays issued a preliminary injunction, and ordered to temporarily block the Biden Administration from revoking Title 42.

Breitbart notes “whether Title 42 ends or not, migrants say they are tired of waiting and surged across the Rio Grande into the Eagle Pass, Texas, area of operations. As many as 3,600 crossed so far this weekend — eclipsing last weekend’s total of just over 2,800 migrant apprehensions in the Del Rio Sector — according to a source operating within U.S. Customs and Border Protection.”

In just a couple of hours on Sunday evening, agents apprehended more than 700 migrants. Agents identified majority of the migrants as Honduran nationals, and some as Colombian.

One source told Breitbart resources were not available to transport migrants from the border to the processing station. It also appears the NGOs who regularly shelter the migrants are overloaded as migrants are reportedly being dropped off at an Eagle Pass Stripes convenience store.

“The crossings are not without danger. On Saturday, seven migrants were swept off their feet in the middle of the night forcing Border Patrol agents to jump into action to save their lives” Breitbart Texas reported. Those seven were lucky, whereas the bodies of three migrants were recovered at the Del Rio Sector.

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