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Biden taps VP Harris to lead response to border challenges

An increasing number of migrants, including many unaccompanied minors, have arrived at the U.S. southern border in recent weeks

 

March 25, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks about the southern border during a meeting with President Joe Biden in the State Dining Room of the White House, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden has tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the White House effort to tackle the migration challenge at the U.S. southern border and work with Central American nations to address root causes of the problem.

Biden made the announcement as he and Harris met at the White House on Wednesday with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandra Mayorkas and other immigration advisers to discuss the increase in migrants, including many unaccompanied minors, arriving at the border in recent weeks.

In delegating the matter to Harris, Biden is seeking to replicate a dynamic that played out when he served as President Barack Obama's vice president. Obama turned to Biden in his first term to lead the White House effort to draw down U.S. troops in Iraq and oversee implementation of stimulus in response to the Great Recession.

https://www.startribune.com/biden-taps-vp-harris-to-lead-response-to-border-challenges/600038039/

 

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