Peter Doocy, a White House reporter for Fox News, asked whether President Joe Biden has “faith” in Vice President Kamala Harris’ ability to address the border’s fundamental issues.
“Does the president still have faith in the vice president to find out what’s causing people to migrate?” Doocy inquired.
According to Psaki, the president does and is “grateful for her effort in accomplishing that,” adding that he “appreciates” her
“Why?” Doocy pushed harder.
She went on, “Why is he so confident? Are there any updates you want to hear about some of the things we’ve accomplished?”
Fox & Friends’ Steve Doocy asked what gives Biden assurance when migrant encounters rose by 28% in March compared to the same month the previous year. According to CBP data, border guards encountered a total of 221,303 migrants at the US-Mexico border in March, a 33% increase from February.
“You asked me about causes, so let me start by explaining what the vice president and other administration officials have been working on and doing.” We’ve been collaborating with origin and transit nations in the region to help people return home as soon as possible, as well as limit migration in its states. “The vice president has been deeply engaged with some of that, which includes getting agreements with partner nations on migration-related issues.”
She said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas went to Costa Rica to announce a bilateral migration agreement with the country’s president. The deal intends to promote economic development while also managing immigration flows.
“What it means to address root causes is working with countries in the region to take measures to establish partnerships and, as required, return people back to the region,” she concluded.
The White House reporter then inquired about the administration’s consideration of scrapping the Trump-era immigration policy Title 42, which resulted in over 1.7 million deportations in connection to COVID-19.
The White House press secretary stated that, in order to reform United States immigration policy, Congress will need to act.
In 2021, she was criticized for not going to the border despite her appointment to address root causes.