Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich invited Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday to tour the nation’s southern border, claiming she needs an in-person look at the crisis she has been tasked to lead.
“As Border Patrol agents are busy apprehending large groups of aliens, cartels are simultaneously driving dangerous truckloads of drugs across different parts of the border,” he wrote.
“Recently, you stated, ‘You have to see and smell and feel the circumstances of people to really understand them.’ With that in mind, I formally invite you to join me for a tour of the southwest border in Arizona later this month,” Brnovich added.
Customs and Border Patrol note more than 171,000 illegal immigrants crossing the nation’s southern border in March. The number includes 18,800 unaccompanied children.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas admitted the U.S. is on track to see the highest number of migrants in 20 years. The Biden administration has yet to refer to the immigration increases as a crisis.
The numbers are far beyond previous years. In March 2020, approximately 34,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended.
Brnovich is suing the Biden administration regarding its deportation policies. He claims Biden’s ban on most deportations for 100 days has limited those who can be arrested or deported.
Harris was tapped to lead the immigration issue in March. She has now gone two weeks without a press conference on the issue.
With no plans to visit the border and no response to the issue, Brnovich seeks to force an answer from the one person who has been challenged to achieve results regarding the border situation.