Kamala Harris says issue of immigration ‘falls squarely’ within responsibility of Congress

On Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris broke her silence on the repeal of Title 42.

A day after Title 42, the public health decree instituted during the coronavirus pandemic to prevent possibly infected asylum-seekers from entering the nation expired, Harris attended a fundraiser event for the Democratic Party of Georgia in Atlanta.

The Georgia GOP called it “deplorable” when they heard that the Vice President was going to an Atlanta fundraiser while the border was bursting with illegals and the nation was experiencing out-of-control inflation.

Harris, the Border Czar, blithely said at the fundraiser that she heard everything was “going rather smoothly,” choosing to ignore the chaos with her head in the sand as she cackled away.

She also casually passed the buck, saying the obligation for addressing the immigration crisis, however, “rests solely with the Congress of the United States.”

Harris’s sudden shift in rhetoric to blame Congress for the border situation is reminiscent of the one taken by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas last week. 

In March of 2021, President Biden tasked Vice President Harris with handling the issue of mass migration. Since she took on this role, CBP reports that border contacts have reached record highs, peaking at over 250,000 in December 2022 alone.

Once detention centers reached total capacity, the Biden administration intended to release migrants without court dates. However, a federal judge in Florida stopped this strategy from being implemented.

Two weeks ago, Judge T. Kent Wetherell II blocked a policy of the Biden administration that would have allowed migrants to be released on “parole with conditions.”

This week, a Border Patrol document detailed a new policy allowing overcrowded Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities to release migrants for “urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit.” 

The policy, which requires migrants to schedule an appointment with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or obtain a Notice to Appear by mail, is described as “parole with conditions” in the memo.