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Harris Headed To Honduras To Tackle ‘Root Causes’ Of Illegal Immigration

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Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Honduras to lead the American Presidential Delegation for the inauguration of President-elect Xiomara Castro.

“The Vice President’s visit will further the commitment she and President-elect Castro made during their December 10 phone call to deepen the partnership between the United States and Honduras and work together to advance economic growth, combat corruption, and address the root causes of migration,” Harris’ office said in a statement Tuesday.

The news comes a month after Harris announced a deal to provide $540 million in private investment to Central America, aimed at improving living conditions and slowing the flow of migration to the U. S. border. PepsiCo, Cargill and Parkdale Mills each pledged roughly $150 million towards infrastructure projects in the region.

Harris was tapped by President Biden in March to lead the administration’s response to the crisis at the southern border, which the administration said would include working with Central American countries to tackle the “root causes” of migration.

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