Mexico City, Mexico — Vice President Kamala Harris will lead the United States’ efforts with Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries to try to stop the flow of migrants to the US, President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday.
“I can’t think of anyone more qualified,” Biden told reporters at a meeting at the White House with Harris and the heads of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Health.
“She agreed to lead this diplomatic effort,” he added.
The vice president will lead the efforts of the Joe Biden administration to stop the migratory flow from Central America and will work with the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Harris said on Wednesday she was “frustrated” by the “crowding” of undocumented minors in US detention centers on the border with Mexico and promised that she will visit the area “at some point,” without clarifying an exact date.
“It’s a huge problem, I’m not going to pretend it isn’t, it’s a huge problem,” Harris said in an interview with CBS News television.
“This new rise that we are witnessing began during the last government, but it is now our responsibility,” Biden said in relation to the number of arrivals at the border.