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World America Ferrera mocks Kamala Harris over US migrants' comments

23:56  10 june  2021
23:56  10 june  2021 Source:   foxnews.com

Harris, in Guatemala, tells potential migrants they will be turned back: 'Do not come'

  Harris, in Guatemala, tells potential migrants they will be turned back: 'Do not come' Vice President Kamala Harris, as part of her visit to Guatemala, on Monday told potential migrants that they should not travel to the U.S. Mexico border -- claiming that they would be turned back if they did. "I want to emphasize that the goal of our work is to help Guatemalans find hope at home, at the same time I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making the dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border -- do not come, do not come," she said.

America Ferrera criticized Vice President Kamala Harris over comments she made in Guatemala. (JC Olivera/Getty Images for National Hispanic Media Coalition). She added: "I know that Vice President Harris knows the stories too, but I have spent many years sitting in shelters, detention centers on this side of the border and on the other side of the border with, you know, Honduran families, Mexican families, Guatemalan families — hearing the stories of the "So they know better and they should do better and I’m not under the impression, never was, that we were electing perfect people."

Vice-President Kamala Harris has faced pressure to visit the US -Mexico border, as she tries to tackle a record migration spike. Ms Harris had a testy exchange with a journalist who asked why she had not gone to the US southern boundary. About 178,000 undocumented migrants arrived at the US southern border this April, the highest total in more than two decades. The vice-president's staff initially said the border was part of Ms Harris 's portfolio when US President Joe Biden assigned her in March to stem migration from Latin America .

America Ferrera spoke out against Vice President Kamala Harris after she told potential migrants to the U.S. not to bother coming to the United States.

Harris, as part of her visit to Guatemala on Monday, told migrants looking to come to this country that they should not travel to the U.S. Mexico border and claimed that they would be turned back if they did.

"I want to emphasize that the goal of our work is to help Guatemalans find hope at home, at the same time I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making the dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border -- do not come, do not come," she said.

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  Kamala Harris' Migrant Crisis Diplomacy Is Off to a Rocky Start "I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border," Harris said in her speech Monday. "Do not come. Do not come."The trouble began on Sunday when CBS aired an interview with the Guatemalan President who blamed the Biden administration for sparking the border crisis with a confusing message on immigration.

Kamala Harris on Monday was in Guatemala - her first foreign trip as VP. She held a press conference with Guatemala's president, Alejandro Giammattei. Harris said that her message to would-be migrants was: 'Do not come'. ' Over the next four years, President Biden is proposing we send billion in aid to Central America with the pretense this will help curb the historic migration happening at our southern border. 'But there are two glaring problems to their proposal of spending our way out of the border crisis: Aid programs have failed to stem migration in the past and border order apprehensions

Kamala Harris , With Blunt Language on Border, Forges Immigration Image. The vice president concluded her first trip abroad, a high-stakes trip to Mexico and Guatemala during which she took on the politically volatile issue. Ms. Harris was similarly candid about the need to address the root causes prompting migrants to make the long, dangerous trek north from Central America , despite the hundreds of millions spent by the United States to improve prospects in the region. In Guatemala, she announced that the United States will assist an anti-corruption panel that has been denounced by

The former star of the NBC comedy "Superstore" and co-founder of Poderistas – a digital community which "inspires, affirms, and informs Latinas" – appeared on "The View" shortly after Harris’ speech. The actress and activist criticized the vice president’s comments as well as the Biden administration’s efforts at the U.S. southern border.

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"Well, I had so many thoughts, but first and foremost, extreme disappointment and confusion at just how useless and futile and ineffective a strategy that is," Ferrera told host Joy Behar (via Mediaite).

She added: "I know that Vice President Harris knows the stories too, but I have spent many years sitting in shelters, detention centers on this side of the border and on the other side of the border with, you know, Honduran families, Mexican families, Guatemalan families — hearing the stories of the violent and life-threatening circumstances they’re fleeing."

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Latin America . Speaking from Guatemala, the vice-president discouraged migrants seeking to enter the US illegally saying they will be turned back at the US -Mexico border. Her message echoed remarks delivered in 2018 by her predecessor, Vice-President Mike Pence, when he travelled to the region.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has condemned Kamala Harris for telling undocumented migrants from Guatemala not to come to the US – calling her comments “disappointing”. In her first foreign trip as vice-president, Harris visited the Central Among the organisations that appear to have provided funding for the inquiry are Voices and Votes, run by Christina Bobb, an anchor for the rightwing media network One America News, who reportedly spoke to Trump about the review and emailed Karen Fann, the president of Arizona state senate, affidavits on behalf of Rudy Giuliani last year.

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Ferrera likened Harris’ comments to telling a drowning person to "stop flailing for their life, highlighting the potentially dangerous situations they’re fleeing to America to avoid.

"It’s not only incredibly ineffective, as she knows, it’s cruel," she continued. "That’s such a disappointment because — because Vice President Harris and President [Joe] Biden promised compassion. They promised humanity. They promised that we were going to bring humanity back into our country’s governance and including in our immigration policy."

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The star concluded her thoughts on the matter by noting that she feels Harris’ message to potential U.S. migrants is a "slap in the face" to those like her who campaigned for her and Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

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"Quite honestly, as somebody who campaigned for, rallied, and voted for Biden and Harris — it’s a slap in the face for all of the immigrant advocates who believed, you know, what they promised, which was change and compassion," she said. "So they know better and they should do better and I’m not under the impression, never was, that we were electing perfect people."

Laura Ingraham Says Kamala Harris 'Showing Signs of Cracking' Over Border Crisis .
The vice president returned from a recent trip to Mexico and Guatemala as part of her role in dealing with border crossings.Ingraham, host of The Ingraham Angle, told her viewers that White House may now be regretting having Harris as vice president and discussed the Democrat's recent visit to Guatemala and Mexico.

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