WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Guatemala on Monday – the first stop on her first foreign trip in office.
During her visit, Harris met with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei as the two discussed solutions to U.S. migration.
“We had a robust, a candid and a thorough conversation about the many issues that are priorities for each of our countries,” Harris said.
Migration is one of those issues to the United States. Harris said the two discussed ways to invest in the country and improve conditions so people don’t flee.
“The president and I discussed the fundamental belief that most people don’t want to leave home,” she said.
The vice president also had a message for those considering the journey: “Do not come. Do not come.”
Harris highlighted legal methods for immigration and promised the United States will enforce laws against illegal entry.
“If you come to our border, you will be turned back,” she said.
It would be helpful if the US would finally acknowledge its contributions to destabilization and regime change in the region.
Doing so can help us change US foreign policy, trade policy, climate policy, & carceral border policy to address causes of mass displacement & migration.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 7, 2021
President Joe Biden tapped Harris to lead the White House response to the migration challenge earlier this year. This trip is a chance for her to highlight solutions.
But Republicans have said the trip is shifting the blame for the problem away from the Biden administration.
“Everything that they’ve been doing as it relates to this border crisis has been wrong,” Paris Dennard with the Republican National Committee said.
Dennard said the Biden administration should continue the work of the previous administration by finishing the border wall.
“She has to put American citizens first,” Dennard added.
Harris said she is focusing on tangible solutions.
“I will continue to be focused on that kind of work as opposed to grand gestures,” she said.
Not everyone was happy to see the VP in Guatemala.
The VP travels to Mexico on Tuesday.
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You don’t have it so bad, AOC—we’re disappointed with her all the way around.
Perhaps if we told these banana Republics that either you stop sending your people to the USA or we will invade and annex your country and make them all legal Americans, they might slam the door shut immediately because like true internationalists, they only seek to protect themselves and their own power OVER not to THE PEOPLE. Problem is that you have self-serving North American Socialists trying to solve a problem created by South and Central American Socialists who like true socialist create an end game where all that is left after redistribution of power is to feed off one another, with their citizens providing the raw meat. You can bet that Biden and Kamala see any form of American power slipping from their fingers in a coming election they may not be able to steal, they will turn the Central American Socialist leaders, their victims and even AOC herself into expendable useful idiots in a heartbeat, destined for political sacrifice.
How’s about NOT> I’d not like to see millions of central/south americans instantly made US citizens, just cause we annexed them… ESPECIALLY WHEN THAT would wind up including THOUSANDS OF gang bangers and cartels….
As a moderate Dem I’m disappointed in her as well. Being forced to live in L.A. neighborhoods for at least 3 mo. where large numbers of Central American and Mexicans migrants have settled would erase her ignorance about a problem she knows little about. I taught adult migrants English for years and really liked my students. However, that doesn’t mean I could ignore what happens in communities with high levels of poverty and crime because their young people are left unattended while parents work two and three jobs to feed them. Our school was next to some houses where young male teens roamed the streets, playing soccer in the middle of the street while students/staff were leaving the school, one armed with a pistol in his waistband to our security guard’s horror. She’s an ignorant twit.
That is why for years, i’ve said WE NEED TO MAKE English our national language, and go BACK TO WHERE IT WAS MANDATORY to learn/speak/read it, to get ANY GOVERNMENT benefit.
Between the 2 of them, question is which is the bigger idiot. Neither one of them should have any power, especially how to waste away OUR money.Has either one of them went to the actual border? NO because all these morons including I’m ny opinion dementia joe are COWARDS who are afraid of seeing first hand the catastrophe THEY created.
Not just her, but EVERYONE IN THE DNC>
Kamala Harris: promised the United States will enforce laws against illegal entry.
“If you come to our border, you will be turned back,” she said.
NOBODY Believes this Harris/Biden administration about Anything except their deliberate traitorous acts of damage to our country.
By the way how do you like paying over a dollar a gallon more for gasoline than we did under President Trump?
United States, uses an average of about 337 million gallons per day.
That is 337 Million $$ going into someone else’s pocket per day because of Biden’s executive orders.
Rule and Ruin is the ways of the Democrat Party.
The question is, how much of that money is Joe and Hunter getting kicked back? Follow the money.
Any rookie military person can tell you that to attack a nation you first attack their energy supply to do battle, and then their communications. Biden’s blathering communications and his Energy gifts to Iran and the Soviets in the form of redistributed energy wealth back overseas is proof positive that it is he and the Democrats that are guilty of Russian and every other enemy nation collusion.
Not just that, but how many more times MUST WE SUFFER these attacks, before we strike the hell back!
Kamala needs to tell all those from Guatemala to go ahead and come to the USA, AOC will be glad to have them stay with her at her place.
WITH how many billions we’ve SENT to these nations, and how many millions all the illegals here, SEND BACK HOME< there is NO DAMN REASON THAT these nations can't get their OWN DAMN act together…
So since it has been PROVEN ALL THAT money we send is WASTED, fine.
STOP SENDING ANY AID period.
Don’t worry, AOC… We ALL KNOW that kaMAla doesn’t really MEAN it! NO ONE is being turned away NOW.
ALSO, for your information, wanting a better life is NOT valid grounds for “asylum”.
And will her “WE will arrest them” apply to the MILLIONS WHO’ve already flooded IN prior to now?
Yep, Kamala, “do not come”, wink wink. Our borders are wide open, but “do not come”. Oh, the stupidity and deception that the communists practice, gives me the flu. I need an airsick bag.
That’s probably what Kamala says to those that she bumps uglies with.
Thanks for the laugh! 🙂
The illegal invasion could be stopped in one day, with Blackhawk gunships. Enemy combatants, and make no mistake, this is what the illegal invaders are, as they destroy our country, need to be dealt with as enemy combatants.
If we had a legitimate president, and he asked for armed volunteers to patrol the border with -0- rules of engagement. I think about a week would do it.
Harris: “Do not come to America! But California is perfectly OK.”
After reading this article, I am totally confused. Previously, I had concluded that Harris was just evil, not stupid, and that AOC was stupid, not evil. Now, I see that both of these females are morons and that their evil intent is a byproduct of their stupidity. I honestly don’t know which of the two is worse! We know that AOC is mentally ill, which explains her “big eyes,” her big mouth, and why she is seeing a psychologist. And we suspect that Kamel-toe Harris is somehow related to Inspector Clouseau, perhaps as an artifact of a botched abortion that was somehow nurtured to maturity by a well-meaning, but clearly mad scientist. What IS obvious is that neither of these two bumblers belong in or anywhere near politics.
THEY are both evil through and through
What a joke! Two useless slugs bickering with each other over something they neither one know anything about.
Sure were a lot of people there to meet her-with ‘kamala go home’ and anti Biden/Harris signs, even one Trump won sign!! The President of Guatemala publicly stated that the surge of migrants IS THE FAULT of the Biden/Harris administration AND that the policies of the TRUMP administration were working!!
Bet Harris didn’t expect that publicity nightmare.
I was shocked, she didn’t immediately WALK OUT in a huff..
“If you come to our border, you will be turned back,” she said.
…despite no supporting evidence whatsoever. They’re well on their way to making it illegal to turn people away at the border.
One story i remember from the 2nd year of obama’s first term, DID hit on that, where some rancher iirc in AZ, had arrested a dozen illegals, who TRIED TO NOT JUST trespass on ihs property, but BREAK INTO HIS ranch’s chicken pen, so they could kill some for food.. AND THE BORDER AGENTS said “YOU shouldn’t have done that, obamas rules say you can’t do it, so let them go”…
Or something to that effect.
STOP the Foreign Aid to all of these countries , bring home our military and put them on the border. We protect the Korea border, so WHY NOT our own Borders!
She misspoke a little . She meant not we will send you back. Harris, Biden and all their cronies will turn their back on seeing them and have turned their backs on our great country, so they could turn it into one of those hell hole socialist countries. These are poor excuses for so called leaders, more like idiotic, stupid children who are attempting to act like adults- which they are not.
I’ve been saying that for years.. WHY IS IT that our constitution flat out calls for “DEFENSE OF THE NATION” as one of the core roles the govt is supposed to do, but that some how means “OUR MILITARY CANNOT DEFEND OUR OWN bloody border”!??!?!?!?!?!??!!?!?
Kamal never said, “Do not come!” when she was working to get promotions and gifts.
The truth is, in this instance they are not stupid. They think we are. Despite what they say they want these illegals to cross the border. Their problem is the optics. They didn’t expect them to come so fast. Thier goal is to get them in the counry and ship the to red states, grant them citizenship and turn the red states blue. This is exactly what happened to California and is now happening to Texas and several other red states. If Texas turns blue republicans will never win a national election again. This is all deliberate. The governors of these state need to put a stop to it.
If Ms. Harris really meant it when she said “Do not come.” it would be one of the first intelligent things she’s said in an extremely long time.
Maybe if all the people in Central America eventually come to the US, we’ll be able to find great real estate deals down there and move – vote with our feet. Why remain in a country where the leaders hate half the population? The smart people who saw what was coming got the hell out of Europe before Hitler secured real power, closed his borders, and started the round up. Anybody who thinks that scenario cannot happen again is a special kind of stupid.
That makes me wonder. FOR YEARS on shows like house hunters international, we’ve seen LOTS of americans move DOWN TO a # of these central/south american nations.. BUT ALL I SEE is prices going up for housing..
SO WHY IS IT, when the locals leave, cause of the crime, disasters etc, WHY ISNT THe opposite happening, where prices DROP!
“If you come to our border, you will be turned back,” she said. Is this not like the saying or similar wording: “Why close the barn door after the horse is gone” There might have been a “wink, wink” when she said this.
What about telling Latin American parasites “Make YOUR country great” instead of busting in, breaking our laws, stealing from US taxpayers and whining about racism while you’re at it?
WITH the billions we’ve sent them, they should BE GREAT as is.. IF it wasn’t for the corruption in govenment down there.
SO I SAY FINE.. STOP SENDING ANY AID period, till the government officials who’ve LEECHED ALL WE HAVE SENT DOWN, pay it all back.
The thing that bothers me is that in reality both Guatemala and Mexico’s presidents didn’t have a very nice meeting with the washed up prostitute. She tried to place the blame on everything except her and senile Joe and the whole dummycrat party. Choo Choo Kamala even tried to blame the problem on global warming. But if AOC is sooooo concerned about bringing illegal immigrants to the USA, she should put her imaginary compassion where her big stupid mouth is, let them stay at HER house for FREE!
At EXACTLY what point should I care about AOC?
Me too, Cortez, I’m so disappointed that Camel and China White stole the election and that nobody seems to care. Or that she invited everyone to be her house guests, EXCEPT we have to pay for them. I’m disappointed Cortez that you didn’t get a real education, as well….so disappointed. I guess neither of us gets what we want.
I’m not surprised that AOC gets her feathers ruffled by one of the few things that has come out of Kamala’s mouth that I agree with. She has no business being in a position of authority (could be said for Kamala, as well, though for different reasons). She simply doesn’t have the wisdom for it, nor the ability to think through anything in an intelligent way. Intellectual vomit, at best.
I saw Kamala’s speech. I was actually quite surprised to find a point of agreement. The context was “don’t come across illegally”. I can’t see any reason why a Congressperson would take offense at this. Given this administration’s dereliction of duty on the southern border, I was happy to hear someone (ANYONE) say anything that might possibly be productive on this front. In this case, it was the VP. Credit where credit is due.