The causes of immigration from Central America -among other issues- were addressed on Friday by the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, in a telephone conversation with Ray Chambers, director of the Alliance for Central America, an independent center based in Washington.
In the conversation, Vice President Harris discussed “the ongoing work to address the root causes of migration from Central America”, one of the pillars of the presidential campaign with Joe Biden that remains in the sights of critics and those who try to stop this problem.
Harris was appointed by President Biden at the forefront of the immigration issue and since then he has traveled to the region to reconcile with governments like those of Guatemala and Mexico, to initiate projects and strategies that become points of attraction to stop the avalanche of migrants who leave their countries every day trying to reach the United States.
Chambers, who is also a world ambassador for the World Health Organization (WHO), offered an update on the progress of the institution’s work and, according to the summary of the call, “shared recommendations to stimulate additional investments that benefit people in the US and Central America.
Republicans have firmly opposed the immigration policy of President Biden, whom they accuse of maintaining little security on the southern border, where in last fiscal year Patrol agents in the Rio Grande sector in Texas have detained 201,309 migrants, a figure that rises to 106%, the figure determined in the same period last year, according to the Border Patrol.
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