November 17, 2021
General News

Harris takes her first steps onto world stage, into migration policy spotlight

GUATEMALA CITY — Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Monday in her first foreign trip since she took office, her highest-profile move yet leading the administration’s efforts to address the root causes of migration.

The visit will offer Harris, who has little foreign policy experience, her clearest opportunity to establish herself on the world stage — and the most public test of her ability to navigate a thorny issue that has vexed administrations of both parties for decades.

The trip is also an opportunity for Harris to recast her first big policy assignment after a shaky rollout that sent aides scrambling for weeks to clarify the scope of her role, leaving a question mark over the early days of her vice presidency.

Her first overseas journey for the issue ran into its own set of launch difficulties, as technical issues forced…

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