President Biden is asking Vice President Harris to lead efforts to curb the surge of illegal immigrants to the U.S. He made the announcement at the start of a high-level White House meeting on the border surge.
Biden said the current surge “started with the last administration,” but acknowledged it’s his responsibility now. The VP’s to-do list includes talks with Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Harris called the border surge a challenging and complex problem and added “root causes” must be addressed.