Actress and Liberal activist America Ferrera struck Vice President Kamala Harris during “The View,” saying the vice president’s report to migrants telling them not to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border was “cruel” and “incredibly ineffective.”
The Emmy Award-winning “Ugly Betty” was asked about recent comments by Mrs. Harris, who told migrants during a joint news conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei that they would “not come.”
“I had so many thoughts,” replied Mrs. Ferrera, “but above all, and above all, extreme disappointment and confusion over how unnecessary, futile, and ineffective the strategy is.”
“What she said is basically telling the drowning person to stop disappearing for life, not to do the only thing that could save him or his child,” she continued. “It’s not only incredibly ineffective, as he knows, it’s cruel, and it’s such a disappointment because Vice President Harris and President Biden have promised compassion.” They promised humanity. They promised that we were going to bring humanity back into the administration of our country and also into our immigration policy.
“Quite frankly, as someone who advocated for the campaign, gathered and voted for Biden and Harris – it’s a glory to all immigrant advocates who believed, you know, what they promised, which was change and compassion,” Ms Ferrera added. “So they know better and should improve.”
“She should be responsible for these comments because they are harmful and maintain a very harmful perspective that makes immigrants in this country really less secure,” she said on Wednesday.
Ms. Harris faced opposition from both sides of the political alley after saying at Monday’s conference: “I want to be clear to the people in this region who are considering making this dangerous trek to the US-Mexico border. Don’t go. “
White House press secretary Jen Psaki tried to clarify the vice president’s remarks on Tuesday.
“The vice president simply said more work needed to be done,” she said. “As we have said many times from here and from many forums before, we need more time to complete the work to ensure that the asylum processing is where it should be.”
Mrs. Harris herself did not directly address the criticism.