US Vice President Kamala Harris has called on potential migrants not to travel to the United States. She did this in Guatemala during her first international working visit. Harris hopes that they will not emigrate if the living conditions in their country improve.
Harris warns that migrants will be sent back at the US border. “Don‘t come,” she said at a press conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei. They discussed, among other things, the fight against illegal migration from Central America to the US and the fight against corruption.
The two agree that “people do not want to leave their homes”, says Harris. The US wants Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to take more action against corruption in order to improve living conditions for the population and therefore fewer people leave to another country. According to Harris, people should “get the feeling that help is on the way.”
Attempts to make home life more attractive are undermined by, among other things, corruption scandals. Harris said there will be an American task force that will help local prosecutors punish corrupt people in Central America.
Harris received the migrant dossier, which revolves around the arrival of illegal migrants from Central America, at the end of March. Since the departure of President Donald Trump, more migrants have been coming to the United States. Trump’s strict migration policy is being reformed by the current president Joe Biden, but that creates the necessary problems and problems for Biden.