American Vice President Kamala Harris is officially on her first foreign trip as veep and all eyes are on Air Force Two. This week — Harris is going to Guatamala City and Mexico to push foreign policy and discuss the ever-growing migrant crisis at the border. Though many are wondering how much progress she’ll actually make considering the administration waited this long to address it to begin with.
The address of Harris on two very politically hot button issues in the states has many curious if she’ll survive the political test of a lifetime. With the migrant crisis at the border —- people from Central America are fleeing in record numbers for North America. That surge has led to GOP discourse using misinformation and thinly veiled racism in a bid to keep them out — though the Biden Administration is working to reverse many of the policies that appeared to subject those people to cruel and inhumane conditions at the hands of Donald Trump.
While in Guatamala and Mexico — VP Harris is expected to address the corruption in Central America that has played a pivotal role in the very migrant crisis plaguing the area. Central American corruption has been a key issue for a very long time — considering locale governments have largely failed their people in exchange for bribes and kickbacks.
Meanwhile outside of her Central American political adventure — the VP is also tasked with another formidable bill in the U.S. The Americans are trying to pass a voting rights bill that would dramatically overhaul the voting system in the United States, though, GOPers are arguing that it would disenfranchise their base in almost the same way previous GOP bills disenfranchised the Democratic voting base.