Vice President Kamala Harris, will visit the southern border next Friday, where is expected, check first hand, the unprecedented crisis, by the migration of citizens from different countries. Photo: Courtesy.

Maria T. Morales

U.S – Vice President Kamala Harris will visit this Friday, the southern border between Mexico and the United States, in El Paso, Texas, in search of answers to an unprecedented migration crisis.

The US deputy president is responsible for analyzing and studying the roots of the problem of irregular immigration, what, according to human rights defenders, It is a crisis that has been neglected for many years and, that worsened after the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the official report, Harris will be accompanied by Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security, and the objective of the visit is to “address the root causes of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras”.

Harris will step on the border area a week before former President Donald Trump, who will visit the border area at the invitation of Gregg Abbott, governor of Texas.

Abbott, a conservative republican, who is seeking his third term as governor, criticized the Biden administration for “not doing its job on the border”, while announcing the construction of a border wall for which he has already advanced a payment of 250 millions of dollars.

Following Harris' announcement at the border, Abbott stated, through a statement, that the deputy president “will fail in her mission if she refuses to speak to the residents of the Del Río sector, whose houses and ranches are being invaded by gangs and smugglers”

The state president added that since March, when he launched the border security plan called Operation Lone Star, local authorities “have arrested a thousand 700 criminals and detained some 41 thousand migrants”.