Images taken Monday show migrants continue to enter the United States at the Rio Grande in Texas amid an ongoing crisis on the southern border with Mexico.
Video made by Fox news shows the group, including young children and women, who make their way to Del Rio, Texas during low tide.
The migrants filmed Monday told Fox they had arrived from Venezuela, and many said they already have family in America.
Meanwhile, Kamala Harris – dubbed Joe Biden’s Border Tsar – still hasn’t visited the border or held a press conference on the matter 47 days after he got the part.
Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback said the response was not good enough, calling the vice president’s way of handling the crisis a “complete embarrassment.”
Harris will pay an official visit to Mexico and Guatemala in June. But many Republicans argue that Harris has already failed by not visiting the border.
The group filmed Monday is said to have been smuggled early in the morning, carrying camping gear prior to their arrival in the US.
Footage taken Monday shows migrants continue to enter the United States at the Rio Grande in Texas amid an ongoing crisis on the southern border with Mexico
The video made by Fox News shows the group, including young children and women, entering Del Rio during low tide. The migrants filmed Monday told Fox they had arrived from Venezuela, and many said they already have family in America
Migrants from Venezuela await transport to a US border patrol processing facility after crossing the Rio Grande River to the United States from Mexico, in Del Rio, Texas.
Harris will pay an official visit to Mexico and Guatemala in June. But many Republicans argue that Harris has already failed by not visiting the border, as pictured Monday
The group that was filmed Monday is said to have been smuggled early in the morning and brought camping equipment with them for their arrival in the US.
Louderback told Fox News, “It is incomprehensible that a national security border, our border with another foreign country, has the shape it is.
‘It can be prevented in this way. If we can get the president or the vice president there, maybe they can see for themselves and have to admit what caused them down there. What they caused here in Texas. ‘
Louderback described how the Texas National Guard is being forced to clean up the mess left behind by migrants at the border.
Harris’ defenders point out that her job is to seek deeper solutions in the Central American countries where most of the migrants come from – the ‘Northern Triangle’ of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
She has not made any border visits public since she was named Biden’s Tsar on the matter.
Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback, pictured, called the Democrat’s handling of the crisis a ‘complete shame’
Vice-President and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday pledged to work together to resolve the roots of the long-running and politically sensitive issue of illegal migration to the US.
Harris, speaking with Lopez Obrador at a virtual meeting, said they should work together to help El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras improve conditions and persuade many migrants to stay at home.
“It is in the mutual interest of our countries to provide immediate assistance to the Northern Triangle and to address the root causes of migration,” said Harris.
“Most people don’t want to leave the house, and when they do, it’s often because they are on the run from damage or because they are forced to leave because there is no opportunity.”
Harris said it was in the “mutual interest” of the United States and Mexico to address the “root causes” of mass emigration from the three Northern Triangle nations.
‘Our approach is to partner with international institutions, to partner with countries around the world, the private sector and civil society organizations … and build a sense of hope for the people of the Northern Triangle,’ said they.
Kamala Harris – dubbed Joe Biden’s border czar – still hasn’t held a press conference with the press 47 days after getting the part
Referring to the history of the tensions between the US and Mexico over migration, Lopez Obrador said, “We need to understand each other and avoid fighting.”
“We agree on your migration policy and we will help you. That’s what I can say from now on. You can count on us. ‘
President Joe Biden enlisted Harris in March to coordinate a general response to the increase in undocumented migrants and asylum seekers at overwhelmed US border facilities.