World White House Distances Itself From Kamala Harris Book in Migrant Welcome Packs
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The White House is denying any involvement in the creation of care packages that some migrant children were given that included a book that Vice Presidentwrote, but that's not stopping some from hammering the Biden administration over the issue.
Photos of the children's book, Superheroes Are Everywhere, in packets handed out at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in California have spread online, but a White House official told Newsweek that it's part of a city donation effort to collect books and toys. The effort is organized by the community, working with companies. Harris wasn't aware of the efforts or that her book would be included, the official said.
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The city of Long Beach didn't immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment. The Long Beach center has been designated as an influx facility as the Biden administration struggles to handle a surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the border.
Republican U.S. Representatives Lauren Boebert of Colorado andof North Carolina both have taken aim at the inclusion of Harris' book in the donation-driven welcome packs, alongside basic hygiene items.
"Why is the Biden regime using taxpayer dollars to provide illegal immigrants entering the U.S. with a copy of Kamala's children's book?" Boebert wrote on.
Several Republicans have noted that Harris, who Presidenthas designated as a point person on handling the border crisis, hasn't traveled to the border, while scores of members of have traveled to see the conditions firsthand.
Kamala Harris to Hold Virtual Border Meeting With Mexican Leader as GOP Criticism Mounts
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will urge the U.S. to fund six-month work visas and eventual paths to citizenship through the tree-planting program aimed toward Central American migrants.Harris, who President Joe Biden tapped to lead the U.S. border response on March 24, is expected to hear the Mexican president's proposal to expand a tree-planting program aimed at curbing poverty and migration among Central American migrants.
"Kamala is now saying 'we're making progress' on Biden's border crisis," Cawthorn tweeted. "She must be referring to her progress on book sales.…"
Harris, then a U.S. senator, published the book in 2019. It's abestseller that's described as being an "empowering and joyful picture book that speaks directly to kids."
In announcing the influx center's opening the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services noted that "children will be welcomed by staff, receive a medical check, and be provided needed clothing, toiletries, food and snacks, as well as a safe place to rest."
HHS didn't immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.
"Providing unaccompanied children a safe, healthy place is both our legal and moral obligation," HHS Secretarysaid in a statement as the center was opened thanking community leaders for working with the federal government. "While the work has only begun, we're on the right path with reliable partners to get this done right."
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Suspected Smuggling Boat Tragedy in San Diego Adds to Biden's Migrant Crisis Woes .
"The man who we believe was the operator, agents are with him, and is the suspected smuggler," a border patrol agent said.Local and federal authorities feel certain this was another mission to illegally bring migrants into the U.S. by way of sea.