World Leader Eviscerates Biden Team’s Claim Climate Change, Poor Economy Caused Border Crisis

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaking with attendees at the 2019 National Forum on Wages and Working People hosted by the Center for the American Progress Action Fund and the SEIU at the Enclave in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gage Skidmore flickr.

Despite Vice President Kamala Harris insisting that climate change and poor economies are the main drivers causing the surge of migrant crossings, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei doesn’t see it that way. The VP is traveling to Guatemala to meet with President Giammattei after he pointed to the Biden administration and its positive messaging surrounding the border as the main driver causing groups to overwhelm the border.

Harris was put in charge of handling the response to the border crisis yet has yet to make a trip to see the border firsthand. It has now been 75 days since being appointed to lead the border effort without making a visit, the Vice President is scheduled to travel to Mexico after her meeting in Guatemala.

Fox News reports:

“I’m thinking of corruption, violence and poverty, the lack of economic opportunity, the lack of climate adaptation and climate resilience, the lack of good governance,” she said last month.

But, in an interview aired Sunday, Giammattei said he and Harris “are not on the same side of the coin” on the issue, and blamed what he saw as a more welcoming message to migrants by the new administration for the surge.

“The message changed too: ‘We’re going to reunite families, we’re going to reunite children,’” he told CBS News. “The very next day, the coyotes were here organizing groups of children to take them to the United States.”

“We asked the United States government to send more of a clear message to prevent more people from leaving,” he said.

The Biden administration has tried to dodge the blame for the recent border crisis by pointing to the Trump administration or other countries however multiple world leaders, lawmakers, and media figures have refuted the claims.


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