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Harris Rebuts Critics After Visiting Migrant Children at Border

June 25, 2021, 7:07 PM

Vice President Kamala Harris shot back at Republicans who’ve criticized her efforts to curb Central American migration Friday, after she visited migrant children on her first trip to the U.S. southern border since taking office.

“This issue cannot be reduced to a political issue,” Harris said at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection station in El Paso, Texas. “We’re talking about children, we’re talking about families, we’re talking about suffering. And our approach has to be thoughtful and effective.”

Harris has faced months of denunciations from Republicans -- as well as frustration from some Democrats -- for not having gone ...