Former Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Ron Vitiello argued on “Fox & Friends First” on Monday that the “root cause of the chaos” at the southern border is the reversal of former President Trump’s immigration policies.
Vitiello made the comment one day before Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will visit Guatemala.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Mayorkas will travel to the Northern Triangle country on Tuesday and Wednesday and will “meet with counterparts in the government of Guatemala regarding shared priorities.”
Mayorkas “will also meet with in-country members of the DHS workforce and key DHS partners,” the statement said.
Amid a border crisis that has seen hundreds of thousands of migrant encounters in recent months, the Biden administration has placed significant emphasis on the “root causes” of the crisis like violence, climate change and poverty in Central America and Northern Triangle countries like Guatemala.
The trip comes nearly a month after Vice President Kamala Harris visited Guate
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