Vice President Kamala Harris visited El Paso, Texas, a border city with Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
The Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, visited the border city of El Paso, Texas on Friday, June 25, after having visited Mexico and Guatemala at the beginning of the month. "If you want to deal with the problem, you can not only deal with the symptom, but with the causes," Harris explained upon her arrival in El Paso.
During her visit, the vice president highlighted the need to take action on the root causes of migration, explaining that people do not want to leave their country if it is not necessary.
During her tour of the border city, Vice President Harris met with human rights defenders, religious NGOs, organizations that provide legal services and providers of immigrant shelters.
Harris explained that visiting the border was always a priority: “It's about looking at the effect of what we've seen happen in Central America, that's why I'm glad to be here. This was always the plan to come here”.
On the other hand, she attended a United States Customs and Border Protection Office, where she spoke with a group of immigrant girls of Central American origin. “They are without their parents. They are also full of hope. They were asking me questions. 'How do you become the first female vice president?' But it also reminds me of the fact that this issue cannot be reduced to a political issue. We are talking about children. We are talking about families. We are talking about suffering. And our approach must be thoughtful and effective,” Harris said.