Breaking: VP Harris Gets Completely Sidelined

In a surprise visit to Mexico on Tuesday, senior U.S. officials discussed reducing illegal migrants as record numbers crossings continue.

Vice President Harris was missing from the trip, while President Biden charged her to work with Mexico and Central America while determining the “root causes” driving migrants from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras to make the trek to the U.S. illegally.

The Biden White House did not provide a transcript of the meeting until the following day. Along with the rest of the world, Americans became aware of the high-level meeting from posts by the Mexican foreign ministry on social media highlighting the event as it occurred.

The delegation was led by Biden’s National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas while meeting with President Andrés Manuel López Abrader (AMLO), Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, and Attorney General Gertz, among other senior officials.

“The delegations agreed to expand cooperation in order to manage orderly, safe, and regular migration flows with respect for the human rights of migrants and asylum seekers,” as the Mexican foreign ministry declared in a statement after the meeting.

The White House added:

Officials underscored the importance of fostering development in southern Mexico and Central America to address the root causes of irregular migration and will work toward deeper collaboration within the Root Causes Strategy [crafted by the vice president]. They discussed current irregular migration flows and committed to jointly managing safe, orderly migration that respects human rights.

Prior to the meeting, VP Harris spoke with President Andrés Manuel López Abrader; she reportedly emphasized that addressing the “root causes” of migration remained a top priority of the Biden administration.

National Security Advisor to the Vice President Amb. Nancy McEldowne was among the U.S. representatives who visited Mexico Tuesday and National Security Council’s senior director for the Western Hemisphere, Juan Gonzalez. Biden’s Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle Department’s Ricardo Zuniga and two other U.S. officials were also there.

While briefing reporters before Tuesday’s meeting, Foreign Secretary Ebrard said the discussions would cover efforts to reopen the U.S.-Mexico border in addition to proposals from the Biden administration aimed at containing immigration from Central America.

However, during the first nine months of the fiscal year 2021, the latest Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data available shows the number of Mexicans (479,376) encountered by U.S. border authorities along the southwest border exceeded the migrants from the three NT countries combined (452,494) caught during the same period.

The growing number of Mexican migrants or the rising number of migrants coming from outside the continent reaching America’s southern border was not highlighted by the White House or the Mexican foreign ministry on Tuesday.

However, during a high-level meeting hosted by Panama with representatives from Western Hemisphere, including the U.S. and Mexico, discussions of the crisis unfolding along the Darien Gap jungle that separates South from Central America were had.

Mexico’s foreign ministry announced its participation in the event.

Meanwhile, the U.S. representative and Bidens Department of State remained silent.

The U.S. representative, Uzra Zeya, is the undersecretary for civilian security and human rights at the state department. Breitbart News recently reported she admitted providing aid to U.S.-bound migrants passing through the Darien jungle from Colombia to Panama, helping them continue their journey towards the United States.

Extra-continentals refer to individuals from places far from the U.S. borders, including the Caribbean, South America, and countries outside the Western Hemisphere.

In recent months officials from Panama and Colombia – long-time transit points for extra-continentals trying to reach the U.S. – have warned of an unprecedented wave of thousands of global migrants heading to the United States.

It is unclear if the U.S. and Mexican officials discussed the issue in private during their meeting Tuesday.

Harris’ first trip as Vice President was a disaster; her Guatemala, Mexico trip outraged Republicans, Democrats, The Biden White House, pro-immigration advocates, and other critics.

Since her trip, Special Envoy Zuniga and Mayorkas have been deployed by Biden to discuss immigration in Latin America. VP Harris is being kept out of the region.

There has been no measurable progress by Harris on her assignment. A mission strategy was released in July, months after Biden gave her the project.

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