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Vice President Harris speaks about her approach to migration surge

Kamala Harris
Posted at 8:20 PM, Apr 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-26 20:20:52-04

Vice President Harris is speaking out about her role leading the administration's response to the surge of migrants coming to the U.S. from the southern border.

In a new interview she explained how she approaches the job.

"I come at this issue from the perspective that most people don't want to leave home," Harris said. "Understanding that, we have to give people some sense of hope, that if they stay, that help is on the way."

Since President Biden and Harris took office, a record number of migrants have crossed the southern border, including many unaccompanied children.

Biden placed Harris in charge of the administration's efforts on responding to the surge in migrants.

The Biden administration has been criticized for its handling of the situation and a new poll show more than 50 percent of Americans disapprove of how the president has handled immigration.