Vice President Kamala Harris, who received widespread criticism for not going to the U.S.-Mexico border, is traveling almost 7,000 miles away to a different border—the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea.
Harris, who is ostensibly in charge of the immigration crisis at the United States' southern border, is already in Asia. She will travel to the DMZ as a show of support for U.S. troops in the region.
The vice president has been to the U.S.-Mexico border only once, in June 2021, even as the number of illegal immigrants reaches unprecedented highs. Two million migrants illegally crossed into the United States in this fiscal year, the Washington Free Beacon reported. After Harris was blasted for laughing through questions about the crisis, she toured a border patrol station in El Paso, hundreds of miles from where most migrants are crossing.
"You don't go to El Paso to see what is actually going on at the border," National Border Patrol Council president Brandon Judd told Fox News.
While the crisis has worsened, Harris this month repeated the administration's claim that "the border is secure." One Democrat, Texas representative Henry Cuellar, said last year that "it doesn't look like she's very interested in" policing the border.