Harris addresses migrant problem in Guatemala

Kamala Harris

Harris visits Guatemala on first foreign trip as VP. Agenda focussed on immigration.

Where: Guatemala

The Facts

▪ On Monday, Kamala Harris met Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on her first international diplomatic trip as VP.

▪ Next on Harris’ agenda is a meeting with Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador later this week.

▪ Following the bilateral meeting, Harris announced the following: Anticorruption task force, Human smuggling and trafficking task force, US-Guatemala young women’s empowerment initiative, and Increase economic activity.

▪ In a news conference with Giammettei, Harris warned against illegal immigration to the US, saying, “If you come to our border, you will be turned back.”

▪ She is also expected to meet with local business leaders to address problems including corruption and lack of economic opportunities.

▪ Harris will also be discussing a new round of funding for the region. The White House has announced $310 million to aid food shortages and disaster recovery.

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