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Conservatives are criticizing Vice President Kamala Harris following news that she plans to travel to the demilitarized border between North and South Korea instead of the US-Mexico border as the influx of illegal immigrants continues to rise.
The White House confirmed this week that Harris is scheduled to visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the Koreas on Thursday, prompting several Republican members of Congress to question why she is not visiting the southern border instead.
“Kamala is going to the Korean DMZ to review their border security,” the representative said. Texas Republican Ronny Jackson tweeted. “Would it be too much to ask her to visit OUR BORDER!? Our country is being invaded, and Kamala’s biggest concern is visiting other nations’ borders. Kamala and the Democrats are AMERICA LAST!”
“Border Zara Kamala Harris is traveling thousands of miles to visit the DMZ in Korea instead of visiting our own southern border,” Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, tweeted. “Our country is literally being invaded and she doesn’t care.”
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“@KamalaHarris will travel anywhere in the world except our Southern Border of the US, which is under invasion every day by thousands of unknown people and deadly poisonous Fentanyl,” tweeted Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia. . “Here goes to South Korea and Japan, 2 countries that would never allow the same thing.”
“Finally a border Kamala Harris wants to visit,” Heritage Foundation communications director John Cooper posted on Twitter.
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The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
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Harris, who was designated a “border czar” by the Biden administration, is in Asia attending the funeral of the late Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and meeting with representatives from other countries to discuss Taiwan’s security.
The number of encounters with illegal immigrants at the southern border this fiscal year topped 2 million in August, sources told Fox News, a number that marks a new record as well as a clear sign of the enormous and continuing crisis facing agents. , officials and communities on the border.
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Additionally, Customs and Border Protection officials told Fox News this month that more than 800 migrants have died trying to cross the border this fiscal year.
Harris, who said earlier this month that the southern border is “secure” despite an influx of thousands of illegal immigrants a day, has been widely criticized by conservatives for not visiting the southern border more often, traveling to the region just once since he took office. .