The United States promised a more humane migration policy under Joe Biden. On her first trip abroad, Vice President Harris learned the difficult and ungrateful task she was facing.
The very beginning of their mission literally got off to a bad start on Sunday. “Air Force Two”, which the Vice President was supposed to take on her three-day trip to Guatemala and Mexico, had to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off in Washington due to a breakdown. When he arrived in Guatemala City, protesters cursed Harris. “Kamala, go home” and “Trump has won” read their banners. There was also a chilled atmosphere at the subsequent meeting with Guatemala’s President Alejandro Giammattei, despite the American promise to help Guatemala fight the pandemic with vaccines and aid.