Kamala Harris Claims "Equity" Should Be Focus Of U.S. Border Crisis

Written By BlabberBuzz | Wednesday, 24 January 2024 03:15 AM
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In a recent interview with CNN's Laura Coates, Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the ongoing negotiations in Congress concerning U.

S. border security.

She emphasized the importance of focusing on "equity" in these discussions.

The conversation, which took place on Monday, delved into various aspects of immigration and the current border crisis. When discussing the issue of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and the ongoing border security negotiations, Harris stated, "I will tell you that the negotiations that are happening now, I hope, are going to be directed at solutions that are genuinely focused on fixing the problem, including all the equities that you mentioned."

The concept of equity has been a central theme for the administration since it assumed office in 2021. In a video released in November 2020, Harris explained her perspective on equity, stating, "So there’s a big difference between equality and equity. Equality suggests, 'oh everyone should get the same amount.' The problem with that, not everybody’s starting out from the same place. So if we’re all getting the same amount, but you started out back there and I started out over here, we could get the same amount, but you’re still going to be that far back behind me. It’s about giving people the resources and the support they need, so that everyone can be on equal footing, and then compete on equal footing. Equitable treatment means we all end up in the same place."

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During the interview, Coates expressed admiration for Harris, stating, "I'm struck just being in your presence. I was watching you on stage. Looking at you in the eye with your passion." She then questioned Harris about the criticisms she has faced regarding her potential to succeed President Joe Biden. Harris suggested that these criticisms were rooted in sexism, stating, "Most women who have risen in their profession, who are leaders in their profession, have had similar experiences."

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Harris, who has broken several glass ceilings in her career, concluded by saying, "I was the first woman to be elected district attorney, I was the first woman to be elected attorney general of the state of California, and I'm the first woman to be vice president. And I love my job."

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