KAMALA Harris has finally met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador this morning.
The world leaders met at the National Palace in Mexico City on Tuesday after Harris’ motorcade had been tailed by reporters en route.
Standing in front of the Diego Rivera mural, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was asked about increasing border security spending to address the crisis.
“We will be speaking to the vice president and we are pleased to have her here,” he said, as Harris looked on. “And we will touch on that subject but always addressing the fundamental root causes.”
Their meeting comes after Harris pleaded with migrants not to enter the US illegally given the escalating crisis in border regions of the country.
“I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border: Do not come. Do not come,” Harris said yesterday.
Joe Biden‘s VP then confirmed that anyone who flouted these instructions and arrived illegally would be “turned back.”
After the vice president told people in the region thinking of making the dangerous journey, “do not come [to the US],” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez described the statement as “disappointing.”
Harris left Guatemala for Mexico yesterday evening and touched down at Benito Juarez airport shortly after 11pm.
She will meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador this morning and give an address later this afternoon.
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