Harris to Guatemala migrants: “Do not come to US”

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“US Vice President Kamala Harris has urged would-be migrants in Guatemala not to try to enter the United States illegally [sic]. Speaking on her first overseas trip since taking office, she said the journey north was dangerous and would mainly benefit people smugglers. Ms Harris warned people they would be turned back at the border. She has been tasked by President Joe Biden with controlling a surge in migration at the southern border. Ms Harris has described her task as finding solutions to tackle the root causes of the border crisis, including corruption and the lack of economic opportunities. Her staff say this first visit is primarily an information-gathering trip.” [editor’s note: Now do as I say, not as we do – SAT] [additional editor’s note: New boss, same as the old boss – TLK] (06/08/21)