Vice President to Visit Central America

Discussions will include border issues.

Vice President Kamala Harris commented on her upcoming foreign trip as she travels to Guatemala and Mexico City. “It’s the first trip and I’ll be meeting at the front leg of the trip with the president of Guatemala,” she said. “We have a lot to discuss.”

Her meetings with Central American leaders come as detention facilities overflow and undocumented migrants continue to cross the southern border in record numbers. States along the border have issued disaster declarations for certain regions, proposing state-funded efforts to increase border security. But Vice President Harris, as the designated “border czar” of the president’s administration, has different priorities.

“What we need to do and can do together to both support the folks who need help in terms of hunger, the economic development, peace, the extreme weather and the impact that has had on their economy,” she explained. “It’s also about having a very frank and honest conversation about the need to address corruption, to address crime, violence, and in particular against some of the most vulnerable populations in that country.”

The vice president is scheduled to arrive in Guatemala on Sunday and Mexico City on Monday. It is unclear if she will schedule a press conference during her trip. She has yet to visit the U.S.-Mexico border.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Vice President Harris and those who will be traveling with her and the meetings they will have with leaders in Central America.
  • For wisdom for the vice president as she seeks solutions to the migration situation.

Sources: One America News, The White House


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