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Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar on Saturday said he had not heard from the office of Vice President Kamala Harris after he invited her to visit to the southern border -- while suggesting the administration’s policies were at least partly to blame for the crisis. Cuellar, who represents Texas' 28th Congressional District, which includes 300 miles of the U.S. southern border, invited Harris to the border earlier this week. DEMOCRATIC REP.
Was’ long-awaited trip to the U.S.- border just a stopover?
After spending a few hours in El Paso,, on Friday – on what one Republican described as a visit – the vice president continued west to Los Angeles, where she planned to spend time at her home in the city’s tony Brentwood neighborhood, according to reports.
It was to mark Harris’ fourth trip tosince taking office, reports said – versus her lone trip to the border, which came on the 94th day after she took on the role as manager of the Biden administration’s response to the migrant crisis.
Motorists in the City of Angels were being warned about likely traffic delays in the area of Los Angeles International Airport, where Harris was expected to land aboard Air Force Two in the afternoon, L.A. time.
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The White House on Wednesday said it is the "appropriate time" for Vice President Kamala Harris to make the trip to the U.S.-Mexico border, maintaining that timing is not driven by former President Donald Trump's upcoming visit.Harris is set to visit El Paso, Texas, Friday with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, amid mounting criticism from Republicans for not having visited the border after her appointment by President Biden to handle the "root causes" of migration more than 90 days ago.
There was no specific information about the road route the vice president’s motorcade was expected to take after she arrives,.
There was also no information available on whether Harris planned to tour California’s border region while in her home state.
Harris last visited Los Angeles for Easter weekend in early April,.
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The vice president’s activities that weekend included cooking what she described as a "beautiful" pork roast, plus rice and beans,.
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Another trip to Los Angeles for Harris came in February, not long after she and President Biden were inaugurated Jan. 20.
At that time, Harris and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff had no public events on their schedule, KABC-TV of Los Angeles reported at the time.
Emhoff, an attorney in the entertainment industry, purchased the Brentwood home in 2012, about two years before he and Harris got married,.
Emhoff paid $2.7 million for the 3,500-square-foot, 1950s-era four-bedroom home, using a loan from Wells Fargo Bank, the website.
Earlier Friday, Harris used her stop in El Paso to point her finger at former President Trump regarding the migrant crisis, particularly a controversial child separation policy.
"We inherited a tough situation," Harris told reporters. "In five months we’ve made progress."
But the Biden-Harris administration’s claims of progress have come under steady fire from Republicans and some border-region Democrats, who have claimed the administration hasn’t been doing enough to stop the inflow of migrants from Central America and other points.
Earlier this month, Harris flew to Guatemala and Mexico to address what she has described as the "root causes" of migration.
Rep. Andy Biggs: Kamala Harris 'visits' border – here's the real reason she went .
The long overdue "visit" to the border by Vice President Kamala Harris was strictly for show. She checked a box.The border trip was merely a photo opportunity for VP Harris.