Let’s Not Forget the Suffering the US Has Inflicted on Guatemala

Source: In These Times
by staff

“During her recent visit to Guatemala, Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a frank message to Central Americans hoping to find refuge in the United States. ‘I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border,’ she said at a press conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on June 7. ​’Do not come. Do not come. The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border.’ Harris’s comments drew criticism from organizations advocating for asylum seekers. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D‑N.Y.) wrote on Twitter that seeking asylum at the U.S. border is ​’100% legal’ and called on the United States to ‘finally acknowledge its contributions to destabilization and regime change in the region.'” (06/09/21)