Chris Wallace Says Kamala Harris Proposed 'No Answers' on Immigrant 'Flood' After Border Trip

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said that while Vice President Kamala Harris finally visited the U.S-Mexico border, she and the White House have still not proposed any answers to ongoing migrant "flood" flowing across the border.

Harris, who Republican critics for months mockingly called "border czar," toured a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility Friday before she met with staff and five migrant girls aged nine to sixteen. Harris described the migrants she met at the border as hopeful and optimistic. GOP lawmakers have blasted President Joe Biden and Harris since they entered the White House for seemingly avoiding the surge in migrants at the border.

Wallace responded to Harris' first trip to the Mexican border since she became vice president, although Harris had previously visited the border as a California senator. He said Harris has still failed to produce any tangible answers about how to solve tens of thousands of migrants crossing the border illegally each month. The Fox News host said Harris' visit appeared to be more about checking off a symbolic box than providing actual solutions to the migrant crisis.

"Well, we did hear one solution. And that is that nobody is going to be able to ask Kamala Harris, 'why haven't you been to the border yet,'" Wallace said during a Fox News panel discussion about the border Saturday.

"She has now been to the border. So she took care of that. But on the question which I think most Americans are asking, which is how are we going to prevent hundreds of thousands of people from coming across the border illegally as they have since Joe Biden became president, there really were no answers there," Wallace said.

"She did talk about root causes, she did talk about reforms at the border. But there was nothing that was going to turn off the spigot and stop this flood of illegal immigrants coming across the border, which started when Joe Biden lifted some of the restrictions of the Trump era on people coming across, especially unaccompanied minors," he continued.

Wallace said Harris still has much to accomplish in terms of the border crisis.

"The problem with the root causes, and ultimately it's kind of self-evident, the reason people make the long trip from Guatemala or Honduras or El Salvador, or even Mexico, is because they think the situation is going to be better in this country than it is in their country. That's obvious," he said.

Several GOP critics of the Democratic administration who have for months demanded that Harris pay the border a visit found ways to criticize her Friday venture to Texas.

"Kamala Harris is avoiding the epicenter of the #BidenBorderCrisis border crisis. This is the reality of their failed policies and lack of solutions," tweeted Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz on Friday, sharing photographs of hundreds of migrants packed together inside border detention facilities.

Newsweek reached out to the White House for any additional remarks Saturday morning.

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Secretary Of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas (2nd-R) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)(R) listen as US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a press conference at El Paso International Airport, on June 25, 2021 in El Paso, Texas. Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday, visited a Customs and Border Protection processing facility, and met with advocates and NGOs. Patrick T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images