WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. June 23 (Reuters) – Caribbean American U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the border her country shares with Mexico, stopping at El Paso, Texas, with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Friday, a source familiar with the trip said on Wednesday.

Harris is leading efforts in President Joe Biden’s administration to untangle the country’s immigration situation and was criticized for not visiting the border when she traveled to Latin American countries last month to address the issue.

(Reporting by Nandita Bose; Additional reporting by Susan Heavey; writing by Lisa Lambert; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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