Migrants pouring across the Rio Grande as Kamala Harris STILL hasn’t visited the border

Footage taken Monday shows migrants continuing to come into the United States at the Rio Grande in Texas amid an ongoing crisis at the southern border with Mexico.

Video taken by Fox News shows the group, including young children and women, making their way into Del Rio, Texas, during a low tide.  

The migrants filmed Monday told Fox they arrived from Venezuela, with many saying they already have family in America.

Meanwhile, Kamala Harris – named Joe Biden’s border czar – still hasn’t visited the border or held a news conference on the issue 47 days after being handed the role.  

Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback said the response has not been good enough, calling the VP’s handling of the crisis a ‘complete embarrassment’.  

Harris will be making an official visit to Mexico and Guatemala in June. But many Republicans argue Harris has already failed by not visiting the border. 

The group filmed Monday are said to have been smuggled early morning, bringing with them camping equipment for their arrival in the US.    

Footage taken Monday shows migrants continuing to come into the United States at the Rio Grande in Texas amid an ongoing crisis at the southern border with Mexico

Video taken by Fox News shows the group, including young children and women, making their way into in Del Rio during a low tide. The migrants filmed Monday told Fox they arrived from Venezuela, with many saying they already have family in America

Video taken by Fox News shows the group, including young children and women, making their way into in Del Rio during a low tide. The migrants filmed Monday told Fox they arrived from Venezuela, with many saying they already have family in America

Migrants from Venezuela wait to be transported to a U.S. border patrol processing facility after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico, in Del Rio, Texas Monday

Migrants from Venezuela wait to be transported to a U.S. border patrol processing facility after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico, in Del Rio, Texas Monday

Harris will be making an official visit to Mexico and Guatemala in June. But many Republicans argue Harris has already failed by not visiting the border, pictured Monday

Harris will be making an official visit to Mexico and Guatemala in June. But many Republicans argue Harris has already failed by not visiting the border, pictured Monday 

The group filmed Monday are said to have been smuggled early morning, bringing with them camping equipment for their arrival in the US

The group filmed Monday are said to have been smuggled early morning, bringing with them camping equipment for their arrival in the US

Louderback told Fox News: ‘It’s incomprehensible that a national security border, our border with another foreign country is in the shape that it is.

‘It’s so preventable. Maybe if we could get the president or the vice president down there then maybe they can see for themselves and they will have to admit what they have caused down there. What they have caused here in Texas.’ 

Louderback described how the Texas National Guard are forced to clean up the mess left behind by migrants at the border. 

Harris’ defenders point out that her brief is to look for deeper solutions in the Central American countries where most of the migrants start from – the ‘Northern Triangle’ of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. 

She has not publicly disclosed any border visits since being named Biden’s czar on the issue. 

Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback, pictured, called the Democrat's handling of the crisis a 'complete embarrassment'

Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback, pictured, called the Democrat’s handling of the crisis a ‘complete embarrassment’

The VP and Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged Friday to cooperate on resolving the roots of the long-running and politically sensitive issue of illegal migration into the US.

Harris, speaking with Lopez Obrador in a virtual meeting, said they should work together on helping El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras improve conditions and persuade many migrants to stay home.

‘It is in our countries’ mutual interest to provide immediate relief to the Northern Triangle and to address the root causes of migration,’ Harris said.

‘Most people don’t want to leave home and when they do it is often because they are fleeing some harm or they are forced to leave because there are no opportunity.’

Harris said that it was in the ‘mutual interest’ of the United States and Mexico to address the ‘root causes’ of mass emigration from the three Northern Triangle nations.

‘Our approach is to work with international institutions, to work with nations worldwide, the private sector and community organizations… and build a sense of hope for the people of the Northern Triangle,’ she said.

Kamala Harris - named Joe Biden's border czar - still hasn't held a news conference with the press 47 days after being handed the role

Kamala Harris – named Joe Biden’s border czar – still hasn’t held a news conference with the press 47 days after being handed the role

Lopez Obrador referred to the history of US-Mexican tensions over migration and said ‘we need to understand one another and avoid fighting.’

‘We are in agreement when it comes to the policies that you are undertaking when it comes to migration and we will help. That is what I can say as of now. You can count on us.’

President Joe Biden tapped Harris in March to coordinate an overall response to the surge in undocumented migrants and asylum seekers at overwhelmed US border facilities.

Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi make history as two women sit behind the president

Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi make history as two women sit behind the president while addressing Congress for the first time

  • Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi made history
  • For the first time, two women shared the stage with the president when he addresses a Joint Session of Congress
  • Biden began his speech with: ‘Madame Speaker. Madame Vice President ‘
  • ‘No president has ever said those words from this podium, and it’s about time’
  • Harris told reporters it felt ‘normal’
  • Harris and Pelosi also are first and second, respectively, in the line of presidential succession

Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi made history Wednesday night, when, for the first time, two women shared the stage with the president when he addresses a Joint Session of Congress.

President Joe Biden delivered his first prime-time speech to a joint session and will be flanked by Pelosi and Harris, two California Democrats, who will appear behind him in the TV frame as he speaks. 

‘About time,’ he whispered to the two women when he joined them on the House rostrum, his words picked up by the microphones.

He began his speech with: ‘Madame Speaker. Madame Vice President. No president has ever said those words from this podium, and it’s about time.’

The chamber burst into applause at his words.

Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi made history Wednesday night, when, for the first time, two women shared the stage with the president when he addresses a Joint Session of Congress

President Joe Biden began his speech with: 'Madame Speaker. Madame Vice President. No president has ever said those words from this podium, and it¿s about time'

President Joe Biden began his speech with: ‘Madame Speaker. Madame Vice President. No president has ever said those words from this podium, and it’s about time’

Harris down played the historic occasion. 

‘Normal,’ she told reporters in the Capitol as she walked to the House chamber, when asked the significance of two women seated behind the president. 

Pelosi was more enthusiastic.  

‘It’s pretty exciting, and it’s wonderful to make history. It’s about time,’ Pelosi told MSNBC earlier in the day. 

Pelosi has been on the dais before. In 2007, she made history as the first woman to sit there – a fact then President George W. Bush noted during his State of the Union address. Bush said he had the ‘distinct honor’ of saying for the first time ‘Madame Speaker.’  

She also sat at the rostrum for speeches by Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump. 

Pelosi, 81,  made history by becoming the first female House speaker during Bush’s presidency. She reclaimed the powerful leadership post during Trump’s presidency and sat behind him during his final two speeches to Congress, famously ripping up her copy of Trump’s remarks in 2020 as cameras continued to roll after he was finished addressing lawmakers.

Harris, 56, made history last year when she became the first woman and first Black and Indian American person elected vice president. In her role as president of the Senate, she joins Pelosi to preside over the joint session of Congress.

Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi clasped hands to greet one another

Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi clasped hands to greet one another

Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, said Wednesday night will show men, women, boys and girls that women can attain and hold high-level positions and that they are as entitled to them as men are.

Walsh also noted Biden’s promise to put a woman on his ticket, and pointed as well to the diversity of his Cabinet. She said Biden was likely to begin the speech by turning around to face Pelosi and Harris and feeling proud – not just personally, ‘but I also think proud for the country and proud for his party and I think he will clearly see the historic implications of this and the role that he played in making that happen.’

‘For all of us who care about women´s public leadership, we still look forward to the day when the person standing at the podium, in front, is a woman,’ Walsh added. ‘But for now this is a particularly gratifying moment.’

Apart from the speech Wednesday, Harris and Pelosi have notched another first in U.S. and women’s history. They are first and second, respectively, in the line of presidential succession.

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