FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Border Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Nanette Diaz Barragán made the following statement about President Biden appointing Vice President Kamala Harris to lead White House efforts to address the root causes of migration to the United States from Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
“I applaud President Biden and his Administration for recognizing that, in order to truly address the issues at our southern border, we must prioritize and address the root causes that drive migration flows from Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. The flow of migrants will continue unabated year after year – regardless of which party is in the White House – unless we work alongside our partners in Mexico and Central America to make the living conditions better for the people fleeing these countries.
“This isn’t about party politics. It’s about improving the situation for human beings in their home countries so they do not feel the need to flee violence, persecution, corruption, and the impacts of climate change. No one wants to leave their home or send their children on this dangerous journey, but they are desperate and will do anything to save the lives of their families and their children. Who wouldn’t do the same thing for their own family?
“I stand ready to work alongside Vice President Harris in her efforts to address the situation in the Northern Triangle countries and Mexico so that people from these countries do not feel the desperation that is driving them to take the dangerous journey to the United States.”
Nanette Diaz Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Florence-Firestone, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington. She serves as chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Border Security.