Headline RoundupJune 25th, 2021

Harris Visits Southern Border

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Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to El Paso, Texas on Friday to visit the U.S.-Mexico border alongside Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. It's Harris's first trip to the border since President Joe Biden tasked her in late March with exploring the root causes of immigration to the U.S. from Central America. Harris has faced intense criticism, both from Republicans and progressive Democrats, for her purportedly lackadaisical handling of the assignment so far. The number of immigrants arriving at the border is at its highest point in over two decades.

Coverage across the spectrum highlighted the news. Some reports from right-rated sources focused on Harris's seemingly defensive answers to reporters in El Paso on Friday; others highlighted her apparent blame of the Trump administration for the current situation at the southern border. Coverage from left-rated sources focused more on Harris's objectives for her Friday trip, and on her responses to criticism. Updated 6/25/21 at 3:27 p.m. ET

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