Report: Kamala Harris 'not doing the border' even after being put in charge of border crisis

She will lead the "diplomatic effort," a spokeswoman clarified, according to a Breitbart report.

Updated: March 27, 2021 - 1:48pm

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A White House staffer on Friday reportedly claimed that Vice President Kamala Harris is "not doing the border" even as she has been put in charge of the Biden administration's efforts to address the swelling illegal immigration crisis there. 

Breitbart reported on Friday that White House chief spokeswoman Symone Sanders told reporters on a flight that "the vice president is not doing the border."

"The president asked the vice president to take on the diplomatic effort, with Mexico and countries in the northern triangle to address the root causes of migration,” Sanders said, according to Breitbart. 

"You can expect she will be speaking with leaders from the region in the near future," she added.

President Joe Biden announced earlier this week that he had appointed Harris to lead his administration's efforts to tackle the crisis in which thousands of illegal immigrants have been surging across the southern U.S. border in recent weeks.