Vice President Kamala Harris is still holding the position of border czar for President Joe Biden’s administration. Has she been doing her job? No, and it shows. Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei says that he hasn’t spoken to Harris since January and that “greater communication” is necessary.
Giammattei sat down for an interview with Breitbart News and said that the phone call with Harris in January wasn’t even about migration.
Giammattei said, “She told me she didn’t want me to appoint my attorney general. We didn’t talk about human trafficking. That was the only time that I spoke to her since she went to Guatemala, and the topic was not immigration. I do think that we need greater communication between the government of the United States and our government at least.”
Harris traveled to Guatemala in June 2021 to address the “root cause” of migration, human smuggling, and “holding corrupt actors accountable.” The most notable takeaway of the visit was Harris saying, “I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border: Do not come, do not come.”
After months of record-breaking illegal immigration, there’s a growing concern in the southern part of North America.
When Giammattei was asked if he thought Harris was doing her job as border czar effectively and if she could be doing more, he said, “I could tell you that I don’t know the powers of Vice President Kamala Harris regarding programs with us.”
After Giammattei reappointed Attorney General Maria Consuelo Porras, he said that he feels that there’s been contention between the U.S. and Guatemala. The U.S. State Department designated Porras as corrupt and accused her of using her authority to “protect her political allies.”
Giammattei said that he believes Biden’s administration has its own motives for sanctioning Porras.
It’s hard to believe that Biden’s administration would accuse Porras of using her authority to “protect her political allies” when Biden is using his own political position to help his son, Hunter Biden. Biden has been doing this for years, and it’s most likely that it was most prevalent when Biden was Vice President under former President Barack Obama.
Giammattei also said that Harris told him that her “Call to Action” initiative “generated over $1.2 billion dollars of private sector investment to the region.” Giammattei’s spokesman said, “We are still waiting for that.”
If Biden’s administration wanted to help the illegal immigration problem at the southern border, then cooperation between the U.S. and Central American countries would be more of a priority. This is yet another example of Biden’s administration saying one thing and doing another.