U.S. Vice President Harris to visit Mexico border Friday

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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris visits Brookline Memorial Recreation Center in Pittsburgh
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris gestures as she delivers remarks on child tax credits at Brookline Memorial Recreation Center, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 21, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

June 23, 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the border her country shares with Mexico, stopping at El Paso, Texas, with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Friday, a source familiar with the trip said on Wednesday.

Harris is leading efforts in President Joe Biden’s administration to untangle the country’s immigration situation and was criticized for not visiting the border when she traveled to Latin American countries last month to address the issue.

(Reporting by Nandita Bose; Additional reporting by Susan Heavey; writing by Lisa Lambert; editing by Jonathan Oatis)