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World Kamala Harris heads to L.A. home after long-awaited border visit

06:21  26 june  2021
06:21  26 june  2021 Source:   foxnews.com

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Was Kamala Harris ’ long - awaited trip to the U.S.-Mexico border just a stopover? After spending a few hours in El Paso, Texas, on Friday – on what one Republican described as a "parachuting" visit – the vice president continued west to Los Angeles, where she planned to spend time at her home in 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, according to City News Service. The vice president’s activities that weekend included cooking what she described

Vice President Kamala Harris has defended herself from criticism that she took too long to visit the US-Mexico border by saying her Friday appearance was not her first trip there, prompting a new wave of condemnation. Speaking to the press after arriving in El Paso, Texas days after her visit had been Harris ’ trip came more than 90 days after she had been put in charge of the current migration crisis, which only grew worse in the initial months of the Biden administration. Harris claimed a trip to the border was “always the plan,” but critics dismissed her comments and accused the VP of lying

Was Kamala Harris’ long-awaited trip to the U.S.-Mexico border just a stopover?

After spending a few hours in El Paso, Texas, on Friday – on what one Republican described as a "parachuting" 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 to Los Angeles since 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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Biden “ border czar” Kamala Harris on Friday finally made a trip to Texas, where she was immediately confronted by reporters asking what took so long . In footage from the tarmac in El Paso, Harris once again stumbled as she struggled to answer why now was the right time to visit . “ After months of ignoring the crisis at the Southern Border , it is great that we got Kamala Harris to finally go and see the tremendous destruction and death that they’ve created—a direct result of Biden ending my very tough but fair Border policies,” Trump explained in a statement delivered through his Save America

There was no specific information about the road route the vice president’s motorcade was expected to take after she arrives, KNBC-TV of Los Angeles reported.

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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, according to City News Service.


Video: Kamala Harris to visit southern border Friday in wake of criticism (FOX News)

The vice president’s activities that weekend included cooking what she described as a "beautiful" pork roast, plus rice and beans, the Los Angeles Times reported at the time.

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US Vice President Kamala Harris visited the US border with Mexico on Friday. Harris said that she and US president Joe Biden “inherited a tough situation" during a meeting with faith-based organizations, shelter, and legal service providers. “In five months we’ve made progress, but there’s Harris will visit El Paso, a major city in Texas which lies on the border . Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will accompany Harris on her visit . Symone Sanders, the chief spokesperson for the vice president, said Harris will visit the El Paso central processing center and meet with migrants.

Kamala Harris has made her first trip as vice-president to a southern border state as the White House faces growing pressure over a migrant crisis that shows no sign of waning. In El Paso, Texas, Ms Harris called for an end to "finger-pointing". Critics said Ms Harris should have visited a tent complex at nearby Fort Bliss, where migrant children are being held. A BBC investigation of the Fort Bliss detention centre found reports of sexual abuse, Covid and lice outbreaks, hungry children being served undercooked meat and sandstorms engulfing the desert tent camps where the young people

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, the station reported.

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 Mansion Global reported in August 2020.

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.

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"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.

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