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UPDATED: Reporter asks Kamala about Biden border crisis, says 'I voted for you'

"For me, it's an honor because I actually got to vote for the first time as a nationalized citizen, and I voted for you."

UPDATED: Reporter asks Kamala about Biden border crisis, says 'I voted for you'
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Update: Univision says that the woman who asked Kamala Harris a question at the press conference in Mexico is not affiliated with Univision, who misrepresented herself as an employee of the Spanish-language television network.

Before asking Vice President Kamala Harris questions, a person representing herself as a reporter for Univision at Tuesday's press conference told the former 2020 presidential candidate that "it's an honor" because she voted for the Democrat politician.

A reporter presenting herself as Univision's Maria Fernanda Lopez told Harris at the news conference: "Thank you, Madam Vice President. For me, it's an honor because I actually got to vote for the first time as a nationalized citizen, and I voted for you."

The reporter then proceeded to ask Harris what she would do for mothers, women of color on both sides of the border, and farmers, many of whom the reporter said she sees everyday, and what message of hope Harris sends to the demographic.

Harris still won't commit to when she will visit the United States-Mexico border, emphasizing that the Biden administration has to prioritize the root causes of the ongoing border crisis. "Yes, I will. And I have before," Harris stressed.

"But the reality of it is that we need to prioritize what's happening at the border and we have to prioritize why people are going to the border," Harris said.

Harris said that the White House needs to focus on the places that are causing the issue. "I think it's short sighted for any of us who are in the business of problem solving to suggest that we are only going to respond to the reaction rather than addressing the cause," she added. "And that's just a fact."

"When the president asked me to deal with this issue, it was about addressing the root causes of migration. And the root causes are based on the problems and challenges that people are facing in countries like Guatemala, which is why I was there and why I spent time there," Harris stated.

Harris was placed in charge of the border crisis by President Joe Biden towards the end of March. In the new role, Harris is now the point person on immigration and will negotiate with national leaders of Mexico and other Central American nations.

At the presser Monday, she told migrants from not to come to America. "And I want to emphasize that the goal of our work is to help Guatemalans find hope at home, at the same time I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border…Do not come," Harris said at the press briefing with Guatemala's president.

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