I want to be honest with everyone in the region who is considering a dangerous trip to the US-Mexico border. Do not come. Don’t come, Kamala Harris said during her visit to Guatemala.

These words were not well received by part of the Democratic Party. They were criticized by, inter alia, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of Puerto Rican roots. He called Harris’s statement “disappointing”.

“First of all, applying for asylum at the US border is a 100% legal way to access,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.

“Secondly, the United States has spent decades contributing to regime change and destabilization in Latin America. We can’t help setting someone else’s house on fire and then blaming them for fleeing,” said a 31-year-old congresswoman representing New York.

According to CNN, 178,000 people reached the US-Mexico border in April. immigrants. Harris’s words suggest that despite the change of administration, the US government will continue to pursue harsh policies against illegal immigrants.

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