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Border Czar Kamala Harris Heads to the Border—To Push Green Energy
by Collin Anderson  January 19, 2023 in Opinion

Border czar Kamala Harris is heading to a southern border state Thursday, but don’t expect her to discuss the nation’s migrant crisis.

That’s because Harris’s first official vice-presidential visit to Arizona is to talk green energy, not the record number of migrants flooding the southern border under Harris and President Joe Biden. Harris is set to arrive Thursday afternoon in Tonopah, Ariz., which is roughly 100 miles northeast of Yuma, a busy border town that in December issued an emergency proclamation over the “unprecedented number of migrants entering the area.” But Harris—whom Biden tapped in 2021 to lead the White House’s migration efforts—won’t be addressing the issue. Instead, she’s in the Grand Canyon State to tout a wind and solar energy project.

This is not the first time the Biden administration has missed an opportunity to confront the ongoing chaos at the southern border during a trip down south. Biden on Jan. 9 met with Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, which came as escalating cartel violence swept the Latin American nation. Biden went on to release a list of commitments he secured through the Mexico City meeting, though the list did not include the word “cartel.” It did, however, include pledges to advance “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” “promote racial justice,” “tackle the climate crisis,” and “integrate a gender perspective” into natural disaster response efforts.