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Biden taps Harris to lead administration’s border efforts

Vice President Kamala Harris will lead the Biden administration’s efforts at the United States-Mexico border, where there’s been a recent influx of migrants, Axios reports. “President Biden said during the transition, whatever the most urgent need, he would turn to the vice president,” said an administration official briefing reporters, per Axios. “And today, he is turning to the vice president.”

Biden has made it clear he wants Harris’ role to be similar to the one he played when he served as former President Barack Obama’s vice president. Back in 2009, Obama tapped Biden to handle the U.S. economy in the wake of the financial crisis after the pair assumed office.

Harris will reportedly work with Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador “to manage the flow of unaccompanied children and migrant families arriving at the border in numbers not seen since a surge in 2019,” Axios writes. Read more at Axios.

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