Harris may visit Mexico and Guatemala

US Vice President Kamala Harris says she will visit Mexico and Guatemala as part of her mission to address the “root causes” of an influx in migrants at the southern border.

Speaking with reporters in Washington, Harris did not say if she planned to visit the border herself, where she said President Joe Biden has asked homeland security secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to tackle the migrant surge.

In March, the number of undocumented migrants apprehended at the southern border of the United States rose 71 percent over the previous month, totalling more than 172,000 people.