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    Kamala Harris was all smiles as she made a surprise appearance at Washington DC's Pride event, days after returning from her Central America tour where she faced repeated questions over when she will visit the US-Mexico border.   Harris made history Saturday as the first sitting vice president to march in a Pride event as she and...
    Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera said Friday that Vice President Kamala Harris’ foreign affairs debut has been “catastrophic” and her nervous “cackle” has “undermined” her credibility as a leader. “Well I think that this is a catastrophic debut in foreign affairs for the vice president,” Rivera told “Fox & Friends.” “Someone came up with this...
    (CNN)This week, Vice President Kamala Harris learned that three little words can cause a lot of damage. On her first vice presidential trip abroad, Harris stoked controversy when she spoke at a news conference in Guatemala and told potential migrants, "do not come." She warned that would-be migrants would be turned back at the US'...
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    Vice President Kamala Harris told reporters in Mexico on Tuesday countries in the region are “in large part, if not entirely” at fault for the U.S. southern border crisis that intensified under the new administration. “I want to be very clear that the problem at the border in large part, if not entirely, stems from...
    U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris stressed the importance of fixing the "root causes" of migration in her final remarks during a trip to Mexico and Central America to address the surge of migrants at the southwestern U.S. border.  "I want to be very clear that the problem at the border in large part, if not...
    U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met Tuesday with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico City in her continuing effort to curb the surge of migrants to the southwestern U.S. border by bolstering economic conditions in Central America. Harris and Lopez Obrador watched as aides signed a "memorandum of understanding" to "establish a strategic partnership...
    San Pedro Sula, Honduras (CNN)It is best to get permission from local gang leaders before entering a small neighborhood that locals call La Playita in Chamelecón, Honduras. Violence here is as pervasive as the poverty in this area, and strangers aren't generally welcome. But these days, access is a bit easier to come by, especially...
    Editor’s note: We endeavor to bring you the top voices on current events representing a range of perspectives. Below is a column arguing that sending foreign aid to Central American countries could be a factor in addressing the root causes of migration. You can find a counterpoint here, where Federation for American Immigration Reform press...
    Vince Coglianese and Jason Nichols debate the broken immigration system amid Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Central America during a new episode of Vince and Jason Save The Nation. Nichols argues while Republicans try to curb illegal immigration, there are negative consequences, such as farmers in rural red states losing their labor supply. But...
    Vice President Harris on Monday told Guatemalan migrants to stay home, as she unveiled a series of bilateral agreements alongside Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei in her first international trip as President BidenJoe BidenFauci, Jill Biden visit New York vaccine site More than 100 former world leaders call on G7 countries to to pay for global...
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    (CNN)Vice President Kamala Harris' trip to Central America is a change in posture for the United States. It sends a signal of hope to the region that the US is engaged and willing to do the hard work of solving complex regional problems to achieve long term stability and prosperity. By deciding to visit both...
    The Biden team’s permissive migration enforcement policy is causing economic chaos among poverty-stricken Central Americans who took unsustainable debt to try to sneak into the U.S. but failed. Now, these deported migrants, many of whom used their house as collateral, are indebted and scared that their unsuccessful migration could cost them more than they can...
    The Biden administration requested $861 million in federal aid to curb migration from Central America to the U.S. There’s no direct correlation between increased aid and decreased migration, Migration Policy Institute Senior Policy Analyst Susan Fratzke told the DCNF. Some migrants decide to leave their country because of hurricanes and other disasters or gang...
    (CNN)There are several questions around Vice President Kamala Harris's upcoming trip to Mexico and Guatemala on June 7 and 8. They mainly involve the larger of those two countries, but as the US seeks to deepen its ties in Latin America -- and, importantly, as it hopes to stem the flow of migrants heading to...
    WASHINGTON - The United States is calling on Central American countries to confront corruption and poverty as Washington examines root causes and strategies to manage irregular migration flows.  Wednesday in Costa Rica, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard discussed "a variety of issues to promote the prosperity and...
    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has met with foreign ministers and leaders from Central America and Mexico. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is trying to entice Central American nations to tackle the corruption and poverty that have helped drive a surge of migrants...
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    For his first visit to Latin America, Anthony Blinkan chose to travel to San Jose, Costa Rica, where the foreign ministers of the Central American Coordinating Agency (SICA) meet: Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic and Salvador Are present. At the heart of this two-day trip is the issue of pin...
    (Washington) The head of US diplomacy, Anthony Blingen, will visit Costa Rica on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss with Central American countries. On 1There is June 2021 at 8:35 p.m. France Media Agency For his first visit to Latin America, the Secretary of State chose to travel...
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to travel to Costa Rica on Tuesday in a push to stem the prolonged migrant crisis, as critics say the Biden administration, specifically Vice President Kamala Harris, isn’t doing nearly enough to combat the migrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border. Harris was appointed in March by President Biden...
    Vice President Kamala Harris is asking multinational corporations in the United States to create jobs in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador as part of her plan to “address the root causes” of a massive wave of illegal immigration spurred by the Biden administration’s non-enforcement agenda. During a meeting with corporate CEOs from Chobabi, Microsoft, Nespresso,...
    El Salvador’s anti-migration President Nayib Bukele enjoys a 94 percent public approval rating, granting him the ability to establish a foundation to repel the ongoing political offensive against his administration by President Joe Biden’s deputies who have labeled the leader of the small Central American country an authoritarian. Bukele earned his approval rating because of...
    Twelve companies and groups including Microsoft, Mastercard and Nestle's Nespresso said Thursday that they would commit to making investments in Central America, a win for Vice President Kamala Harris as she aims to lower migration from the region into the United States.  President Joe Biden has tasked Harris with leading U.S. efforts with Mexico and the...
    Andrew Thornebrooke, The Western Journal May 27, 2021 0 Comments The Biden administration’s argument that border security ought to be weakened in order to accommodate helpless refugees was blown wide open this month. U.S. Customs and Border Protection flagged more than 173,000 encounters with migrants at the nation’s southern border in April, up from...
    Vice President Kamala Harris will announce agreements with private sector companies to invest in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador as part of the White House's effort to stem migration from Central America to the southern border. Twelve firms and organizations have signed on, including Mastercard, Microsoft, Nespresso, Chobani, and Duolingo, a White House official...
    Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday will announce commitments from businesses and other organizations to invest in Central America to support economic development in the countries from where the migrant surge – which has overwhelmed border officials in recent months – originated. Harris and the Biden administration have been emphasizing the "root causes" of the...
    WASHINGTON - Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday will announce commitments from a dozen companies and organizations to invest in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as part of the Biden administration's efforts to address the root causes of migration from the region. Participants include corporate giants such as Mastercard and Microsoft as well as...
    Vice President Harris on Thursday plans to announce commitments from 12 companies and organizations — including giants Microsoft and Mastercard — for investments in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, as part of her efforts to address the root causes of the surge of migrants at the U.S. southern border. As part of the “Call to Action” launch, a White...
    The Biden team and Democrats in Congress are intensifying their campaign against the popular Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele, who worked with the previous U.S. administration on limiting migration to the United States. Democrat lawmakers, the Biden administration, and their mainstream media allies in the U.S. deemed Bukele (pictured) an authoritarian after his New Ideas party’s...
    A first-term House Republican is encouraging Vice President Kamala Harris to abandon a go-it-alone mentality in resolving the border crisis. Instead, she's suggesting Harris bring Democrats and Republicans from southern border districts on her upcoming trip to Central America. Rep. Yvette Herrell, whose district includes the entire New Mexico-Mexico border, knocked Harris for not having...
    Vice President Harris on Monday hosted members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) to discuss root causes of Central American and Mexican immigration to the United States. The talks connected Harris, the administration's point person on the diplomatic push to improve conditions in the region, with some of the members of Congress most invested in...
    The Central Intelligence Agency is always looking to recruit new agents and advertising is one way it has done so in the past. The difference this time is in a newly created series of recruitment videos that reflect the spirit of the age in which we live, rather than appealing to abilities and patriotism.The videos...
    But 'the catastrophes that are causing people to leave right now: the hurricanes, the pandemic, the drought, and extreme food insecurity,' said Vice President Kamala Harris. Republican lawmakers are rejecting the idea that climate change has influenced the flow of immigration from Central America to...
    Vice President Kamala Harris promised Central American countries to work with them to battle climate change in a speech on Tuesday, in the hopes of slowing the migrant crisis. The vice president spoke about climate change as a “root cause” of the migrant crisis, during a virtual speech to the Washington Conference on the Americas citing the...
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    World Leaders and Experts Spearhead New Strategies for Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula ILC 2021 ILC 2021 IMAP – ILC 2021 IMAP – ILC 2021 Washington, DC, May 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New pathways rooted in interdependence, mutual prosperity, and universal values are being forged by global leaders in an ambitious effort to...
    EXCLUSIVE: Republicans on the House Oversight and Budget committees are questioning a reported plan by the Biden administration to send cash payments to Central America as part of a strategy to combat the root causes of the migrant crisis -- accusing the Biden administration of trying to buy its way out of a crisis.Reps. James...
    President Joe Biden’s about-face on the number of refugees he will allow to resettle in the U.S. this year is an opportunity for him to also address the seemingly unmanageable border situation and the violence in Central America. At first, the administration said it would not increase this year’s historically low refugee cap of 15,000,...
    In a 2014 speech, then-Vice President Joe Biden spoke repeatedly of a "crisis" at the border -- a contrast to the current Biden White House’s reluctance to describe a much larger surge as such, instead referring to it as a "challenge." Biden made the speech in Guatemala City in June 2014 alongside then-Mexican President Enrique...
    WASHINGTON -- The Associated Press is fact-checking remarks from President Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress and the Republican response. A look at some of the claims we've examined:BIDEN: "When I was vice president, the president asked me to focus on providing help needed to address the root causes of migration....
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    The United States will send an additional $310 million in aid to Northern Triangle countries and train a Guatemalan “task force” in an effort to upend the migrant crisis overwhelming authorities at the southern border, Vice President Harris announced. The announcement came in a statement Monday from Harris’ chief spokeswoman and senior adviser Symone Sanders...
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