Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Following her trip to Guatemala, VP Harris traveled to Mexico City. The trip continues her efforts to address the root causes of migration. Today she met with Mexican President López Obrador,
According to reporting by the New York Times, Harris stated that the administration "would issue loans for affordable housing, infrastructure development and efforts to grow cacao and coffee."
Harris has come under fire recently for not visiting the U.S.-Mexico border as part of her mission to address migration. At a news conference before leaving Mexico City, she stated she would visit the U.S.-Mexico border in the future and that she had been there before when she was a Senator from California. As the AP has reported, she also defended her decision to visit Mexico and Guatemala, saying: “If you want to address the needs of a people, you must meet those people, you must spend time with those people, because the only way you can actually fix the problem is to understand the problem."