Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday called for “immediate relief” for Northern Triangle countries in a “virtual” meeting with the Mexican president — part of her strategy to counter “root causes” of the migration crisis at the southern border.
“It is in our countries mutual interest to provide immediate relief to the Northern Triangle and to address the root causes of migration,” Harris told President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
HARRIS CLAIMS LACK OF ‘CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE’ PART OF ROOT CAUSES OF MIGRANT CRISIS
Harris has been put in charge of handling diplomatic talks with Mexico and the countries making up the Northern Triangle — Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — in order to solve the massive migrant wave that has crashed against the border in recent months.
Critics have attributed the surge to President Biden’s rapid rollback of a number of key Trump-era policies, including limiting the use of Title 42 and ending the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) while also narrowing interior enforcement.
But the Biden administration has placed increased emphasis on “root causes” like violence, poverty and climate — with Har
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