Kamala Harris heads to Texas for dinner with mega-donors, but should she visit the border too?
Vice President Kamala Harris should extend her Texas trip to visit the border, people in Austin say
AUSTIN, Texas – Vice President Kamala Harris should tack on a visit to the southern border during her trip to Texas, several people in Austin told Fox News.
"Absolutely she should," one man, Mike, said. "But will she? I highly doubt it."
But Marcia wasn’t as adamant.
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"Only if she thinks it would serve some good," she said. "I'm sure she's on a very busy schedule."
Harris will join a conversation at the LBJ Presidential Library on Saturday to discuss abortion access, then give a speech at a fundraiser for the Texas Democratic Party.
"She should absolutely take the time to visit the border," David told Fox News. "There's been a lot of dispute about the border."
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President Biden tapped Harris in March 2021 to address the root causes of the immigration surge. But the vice president hasn’t visited the border since June that year.
"It would be worthwhile for the vice president to go and see what's happening there," David said.
But despite being a short flight away, Harris doesn’t have a border trip on her public schedule.
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"She should definitely go to the border and see what's going on there," Arlene, from New York, said.
Karen told Fox News: "I know she's very aware of what's happening at the border. I know she would like to go to the border, and I hope she has time to go to the border."
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Harris said "the border is secure" during a September interview. Meanwhile, annual arrests along the border surpassed 2 million for the first time that same month.
"If she sees it for her own eyes, maybe she'll have a little better understanding of what's really happening," Arlene said.