Secret Service Enforce Border Around Kamala Harris’ Home

Agents said they were keeping people away from the border of the VP’s home.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Secret Service agents outside of the Naval Observatory, where Vice President Kamala Harris lives, confirmed it was part of their job to keep illegal immigrants away from the fencing.
  • The tall iron fencing was being patrolled by at least two agents who were questioned by reporters about why they were there, just days after illegal immigrants were dropped near Harris’ home.
  • After declining to answer several questions about the immigrants, the officers were asked where the migrants should go or if their mission was just to keep migrants away from the fence.
  • The unidentified uniformed agent said, “Yeah. Just making sure that everybody is safe and away from our fence.”
MIGRANT RESPONSE:
  • Outside Vice President Kamala Harris’ house on Thursday, a Central American immigrant told Fox News that the US-Mexico border is “open” and that illegal immigrants may cross it with “no problem.”
  • When asked by a reporter just outside the vice president’s home if the migrant believes Harris’ assertion that the southern border is closed, the foreign national answered, “The border is open…everybody believes that the border is open. It’s open because we enter. We come in, free, no problem…We came illegally.”
BACKGROUND:
  • On Sept. 11, just days before the migrants were delivered outside her door, Harris was interviewed on “Meet the Press” by NBC’s Chuck Todd when she assured viewers that the border is “secure.”
  • “The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular, over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed,” Harris said.
  • When pressed on how she could say the border was secure despite a historic two million people crossing the border in a year, the vice president doubled down: “We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration,” Harris replied. “But there are still a lot of problems that we are trying to fix given the deterioration that happened over the last four years. We also have to put into place a law and a plan for a pathway for citizenship for the millions of people who are here and are prepared to do what is legally required to gain citizenship.”