Kamala Harris visits US-Mexico border to review immigration issues

in , June 26th, 2021
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris walks with Lt. Col Richard "Rick" Hulun, 89th Maintenance Group Deputy, as she boards Air Force Two to travel to El Paso, Texas from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., June 25, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris walks with Lt. Col Richard "Rick" Hulun, 89th Maintenance Group Deputy, as she boards Air Force Two to travel to El Paso, Texas from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., June 25, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

By Nandita Bose

EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) -Vice President Kamala Harris visited a border patrol facility near the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday and urged a focus on children and practical solutions to migration, in a trip meant to blunt Republican criticism of White House immigration policies.

The visit - her first since becoming vice president five months ago - came amid a rise in migrants caught crossing the border, which has sparked outrage from Republicans who favor the stricter immigration policies implemented by former President Donald Trump.

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