LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Vice President Kamala Harris flew to Los Angeles on Friday after a visit to the US-Mexico border in Texas, and she is expected to spend the night at her home in Brentwood.
Harris flew to El Paso, Texas on Friday morning for her highly anticipated border tour. She arrived in Los Angeles early Friday afternoon, traveling in a motorcade on the freeway northbound from San Diego (405) to Brentwood.
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- Vice President Kamala Harris visited Los Angeles on Friday afternoon after visiting the US-Mexico border in Texas
- Harris is expected to spend the night at his Brentwood home
- Harris toured the customs and border protection facilities in El Paso, then stopped at the Paso Del Norte port of entry.
- The LA stopover is Harris’ fourth since becoming Vice President
The motorcade caused temporary closures along the freeway and along residential streets in the western Los Angeles area.
Harris was accompanied on his border visit by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. She had been the subject of criticism from lawmakers – mainly Republicans but also some Democrats – who wondered why she had not yet visited the border three months after being appointed by President Joe Biden to lead the efforts to remedy the country’s immigration system.
“It was always the plan to come here,” Harris told reporters upon arriving in El Paso. “And I think we’re going to have a good, productive day.”
She stressed that she had “been to the border several times” and that she had focused not only on the situation at the border, but also on the “causes” behind the wave of violence. immigration to the country. She said her visit was to “examine the effects of what we have seen happening in Central America”.
Harris toured the customs and border protection facilities in El Paso, then stopped at the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry, considered one of the busiest pedestrian border crossings. During her visit, she met five immigrant girls, aged 9 to 16, urging them to “work hard, study, dream and hope”.
The Los Angeles stopover is Harris’ fourth since becoming vice president. She recently visited over Easter weekend.