“I want to make it clear to people in the region who are considering doing this dangerous hike to the US-Mexico border: don’t come. Don’t come, ”Harris said Monday at a press conference in Guatemala City with President Alejandro Giammattei. “I think if you come to our border you will be turned back.”
Harris will travel to Mexico City on Tuesday for the second leg of their trip, where they will meet President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and participate in round table discussions with business leaders and union leaders. Still, she has come under fire – mainly from Republicans – for failing to visit the US-Mexico border to stem the large influx of migrants.
“We’re going to the limit. We have to deal with what is happening at the border, no question about it. It’s not a debatable point, ”Harris told NBC News in her interview. “But we have to understand that there is a reason people get to our border and ask what it is and then identify the problem so we can fix it.”
Harris later added, “At some point we will go to the border. We were at the limit. So this whole border thing – we were on the border. We were on the border. ”But after Holt realized that Harris had not visited the border herself since taking office, the vice president pushed back.
“And I haven’t been to Europe,” said Harris. “And I mean – I don’t understand what you mean. I am not neglecting the importance of the border. “