By George Rodriguez, June 11, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris’ first foreign trip is pure “political theater” which has turned into a political disaster. While Harris has not visited and seen the border crisis in her own country, she traveled to Central America to seek and provide solutions. What hypocrisy.
The trip to Guatemala and Mexico got off to a bumpy start Sunday, June 6nd when the plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews after it had taken off. Reporters were told the plane had a “technical issue,” but there were no major safety concerns.
Harris passed out cookies made in her likeness to reporters on the flight to Guatemala. Many questioned if this was an attempt to buy off the press or entice them for favorable coverage.
Things didn’t get better when Harris landed in Guatemala, where she was met by protesters holding signs that read “Trump won,” and “Go home.” The New York Post reported the country’s president, Alejandro Giammattei, blames the Biden administration for this year’s migrant crisis.
On the day before Harris’ arrival, Giammatei said his government and the Biden administration remain at odds over the U.S.’ approach to stemming Central American migration. Giammattei told CBS that he differs from the Biden administration on how to address the crisis.
According to the press, Harris spoke about improving the U.S. cooperation with Guatemala to address the migration spike. The issue Harris raised was the connection between the environment and migration. She talked about “investing” in the region (more taxpayer money) and preached a Green New Deal to a Third World country that can’t feed itself.
However, Harris did not talk about punishing illegal immigration or punishing nations that don’t stop or discourage their citizens from coming illegally to America. Instead, like a passive, permissive parent speaking to a rude, disorderly child, she told future illegal aliens, “Do not come. Do not come.” Spare the rod and spoil the illegal aliens and their countries of origin.
VP Harris’ warning about the dangerous trip to the U.S./Mexico border also sounds hollow and ironic when the Biden administration encourages illegal immigration. Immigration law enforcement has been almost halted, and when illegal aliens are all rewarded with benefits, rights, and privileges at the end of that trek.
If Democrats, Republicans, or any Americans want to be serious about stopping illegal immigration and securing the border from criminals and cartels, they must stop excusing and rewarding it. Instead, they must first punish illegal immigration, including minors, with immediate deportation and the loss of becoming legal residents and receiving social benefits.
Second, they should stop rewarding illegal immigration with rights, employment, benefits, privileges, and delusional excuses. They must also stop talking about and providing de facto amnesties.
Third, they must end all trade with and funding to countries that send illegal aliens.
Finally, they must secure the border with more personal and military personnel if necessary, and we must declare the cartels “terrorist organizations.”
Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico is pure political theater hyped by the liberal/leftist news media. When you excuse and reward illegal immigration, you only get more.
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