California Latino Caucus rebukes Harris for 'do not come' immigration warning

해리스는 중미 이주자들이 미국으로 여행하지 못하도록 설득하려는 시도로 자신의 당원들로부터 신속한 반발을 받았습니다.. by warning them they will be turned away – a stance that echoed Trump-era policies.

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그만큼 California Latino Legislative Caucus reflected comments made by Democrats like New York Rep. 알렉산드리아 오 카시오 코르테즈, who called Harris’ remarksdisappointing.

In keeping with past precedent we should not discourage asylum seekers from seeking a better life. They are doing what they need to do to survive,” the California lawmakers said in a 성명서. “따라서, we urge the Biden-Harris administration and Congress to follow the moral and legal imperative to create a process to allow all asylum seekers to come to this country as a part of a larger, long-overdue comprehensive reform of our immigration system.

In a tweet Monday, Ocasio-Cortez reminded the California native that, “Seeking asylum at any U.S. border is a 100 percent legal method of arrival.

The backlash hit the vice president after she gave a press conference with Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei where she said her focus was to address the “근본 원인” of mass migration.

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“나는 미국-멕시코 국경으로가는 위험한 여행을 생각하고있는이 지역의 사람들에게 분명히하고 싶습니다.: 오지마. 오지마,” 해리스 말했다. “미국은 계속해서 법을 집행하고 국경을 보호 할 것입니다.. 마이그레이션이 발생할 수있는 법적 방법이 있습니다.. 하지만 우리는, 우리의 우선 순위 중 하나로, 불법 이주를 막을 것입니다. 그리고 당신이 우리 국경에 오면, 당신은 돌아갈 것입니다.”

But despite harsh criticism from the right and left this week over the vice president’s messaging on immigration, Harris’ office insisted people must be convinced not to come to make the trek to the U.S.

“대통령과 부통령은 사람들이 미국 / 멕시코 국경으로 위험하고 위험한 여정을 떠나지 못하도록 설득했습니다.,” Harris’ spokesperson Symone Sanders said in a statement. “미국에오고 싶은 사람들을 격려합니다.. to do so legally and seek legal immigration options in their home countries.

우리. Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday that there were 180,034 reported encounters with illegal immigrants in May.

Despite being tasked with tackling the immigration crisis, Harris has yet to visit the southern border.

Tyler Olson contributed to this report.

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