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Kamala Harris speech live – ‘Do not come’ remark slammed before meeting Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

KAMALA Harris has been slammed, including by some in her own party, for controversial comments she made in Guatemala.

The attacks came 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.

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.

Read our Kamala Harris live blog below for the latest updates…

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