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Harris left for Guatemala, Mexico in First Foreign Trip as VP

Harris left for Guatemala and Mexico in her first trip as a US Vice President

Harris left for Guatemala, Mexico in First Foreign Trip as Vice President

On Sunday, Kamala Harris left for Guatemala and Mexico in her first trip as a United States Vice President, on a mission seeking work out how to keep the people there and in El Salvador and Honduras from migrating north to the U.S. As a huge number of immigrants attempt to cross the southwestern American border with Mexico, VP is looking to reach pacts for more collaboration on economic development and border security to keep people in their home countries. Whereas issues such as corruption in the region complicate already difficult problems.

Joe Biden, the President of the United States, tasked Harris with little experience of foreign policy to resolve the migration problem for America, searching for a way to stop the flow of immigrants in a humanitarian way and not allow unregulated access into the U.S. Moreover, the vice president is meeting with Alejandro Giammattei, the President of Guatemalan, on Monday and Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the President of Mexico, on Tuesday.

Additionally, the first female U.S. president is meeting community leaders, businesspersons, and innovators in Guatemala. In the same way, she will participate in discussions with female businesspersons and hold a roundtable meeting with labor workers in Mexico. Before her visits to the two nations, she stressed the need for increased employment opportunities as well as better living conditions for the public in these countries. Harris also announced $310 million in United States aid to support migrants and deal with food shortages.

Harris left for Guatemala, Mexico in First Foreign Trip as VP
Harris left for Guatemala, Mexico in her First Foreign Trip as VP
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Harris won Commitments from Investors to Invest in Central American Countries

Recently, the U.S. vice president won commitments from the organizations and companies of the country to invest in Central American republics to encourage job training and economic opportunity. Similarly, last week the U.S. officially announced to send a mutual 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Mexico and Guatemala. The diplomatic outreach of the 49th vice president faced political mockery at home because she still has to visit the Mexico-U.S. border even though she said she would at some point.

During a news conference, some Republican leaders hold a banner that displayed a milk carton showing Kamala Harris with the head: “Missing at the Border.” However, during the last some years, America sent billions of dollars in assistance to Central American nations in hopes of curbing the motivation for people there to migrate north to the United States. So far, the aid not stopped the tide of immigration as people look to escape poverty and crime in search of a better life in the United States.

Trump Adopted get-tough Policies at the Border

Donald Trump, the former President of the United States, approved get-tough policies at the U.S.-Mexico border to turn back immigrants. Joe Biden also is defying immigrants but allowed unaccompanied children to enter the United States, unlike Trump. Furthermore, the policy shift combined with an expectable rise in spring immigration and the easing of coronavirus pandemic restrictions at the border resulted in the arrival of thousands of immigrants in recent months, escalating pressure on the Biden government to resolve the issue.

The Vice president also said after the president named her to lead diplomatic efforts in Latin America, they have a sense of hope to people that help is on the way and a sense of optimism that things will get better if they stay. Kamala Harris’s trip left a tentative beginning when her jet leaving Washington was forced to return after thirty minutes by what described as a technical issue. The VP boarded another aircraft and left about ninety minutes later.

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