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GOP not alone in saying Harris should visit southern border

WASHINGTON — Whenever Vice President Kamala Harris has visited Milwaukee or Greensboro, North Carolina, or other cities to promote the Biden administration’s agenda, her travel has provoked a slew of tweets, op-eds and press releases from local and national Republicans, demanding to know why she isn’t instead going to some spot along the border with Mexico.

Most of the Republicans’ attacks, falsely calling her President Joe Biden’s “border czar,” are mischievous partisanship — their attempts to pin the sharp uptick in migration to the United States on Harris after the president made her his diplomatic envoy to Latin America to address the “root causes” of the increase in unaccompanied children and families.

But politicking aside, some Democrats, nonpartisan policy experts and pro-immigrant advocacy groups also say Harris should visit the border, as

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