Kamala Harris passes border blame to Congress for ‘not acting’, insists amnesty is a requirement

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Not only has Vice President Kamala Harris done nothing to fix the ongoing border crisis, despite being assigned to the job last spring, but it appears she’s now blaming Congress for what critics say are her failures.

During an interview Wednesday with Noticias Telemundo, she was asked why “Latinos should vote for the Democrats this November” given that the border is still “an issue” and given also President Joe Biden’s failed promise for “immigration reform.”

Harris responded by zeroing in specifically on the second part of the question.

“The first piece of legislation that we sent to Congress was immigration reform. It literally was our first initiative to say we must have a pathway for citizenship. The problem is Congress is not acting,” she said.

She wasn’t wrong. On Inauguration Day 2021, the president sent an immigration bill to Congress that would have allowed “undocumented individuals to apply for temporary legal status, with the ability to apply for green cards after five years if they pass criminal and national security background checks and pay their taxes.”

But it’s not clear how incentivizing illegal immigration would have resolved the border crisis.

The reporter interviewing Harris pushed back by noting that Democrats control both chambers of Congress, prompting the vice president to deliver a lecture about how the Senate functions.

“The way our democracy works is you need a majority and sometimes in the Senate you need 60 of the 100 to actually act on certain kinds of initiatives. We have to agree first of all this is an essential issue about what is right, what is fair, what is good for the economy in the U.S.,” she said.

“We must pass a pathway to citizenship. This should not be partisan. We should not allow Republicans or Democrats if they do stand in the way of it to get away with this as a partisan issue.”

Again, it remains unclear how making it relatively easy for illegal aliens to obtain citizenship would reduce illegal migration.

Simply allowing illegals into the U.S., no questions asked, has in itself led to record-high rates of illegal migration.

In a statement released late last month, Sen. Rob Portman pointed to the over 178,840 border crossings in December and called it “a product of the Biden administration’s own policies.”

“Normally, unlawful migration would be decreasing over the colder winter months, instead we continue to see surging, record-breaking levels of encounters at the border. As I have told Biden administration officials countless times, they must act to secure our border – now is not the time to incentivize unlawful migration by continuing their failed policies,” he said.

“I call on the Biden administration to implement a plan to curb the influx of unlawful migrants and illicit narcotics so our communities in Ohio and across the country can be safe and secure.”

Yet as the vice president’s words demonstrated, the administration appears to be more focused on incentivizing more illegal migration, though that’s not how Harris sees it.

“I believe very strongly in our approach, the work that we are doing to address the root causes of irregular migration. I believe very strongly that most people do not want to leave home, they don’t want to leave the place where they grew up, where they go to worship, where their grandparents are,” she said in her Wednesday interview.

“When people leave home, it is usually for one of two reasons: either they flee from danger or they just can’t stay and take care of the basic needs of their families,” Harris said in her Wednesday interview.”

It’s her belief that addressing these “root causes” will somehow disincentivize illegals from crossing into the U.S., a first-world country where they are — thanks to Democrat policies — guaranteed the “right” to stay, work and, in some places, even vote.

Not to mention the “right” to free transportation into America’s biggest cities:

The vice president’s interview comes amid reports that yet another one of her staffers — this time her head speechwriter — is leaving her team.


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