FAST FIVE: Guatemala's President Says Biden Admin's Unclear Messaging On Illegal Immigration Fueled Border Surge

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Then President-elect Alejandro Giammattei speaks during a interview with AFP in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on Aug.

“So the coyotes came and took the children and teenagers to the United States,” he said.

Human smugglers along the border continue to openly advertise their services on social media, with a recent report from The Epoch Times detailing a number of such ads.

In his interview on Fox News, which came as Vice President Kamala Harris visited Guatemala to address the “root causes” of migration, Giammattei praised Harris for a speech that warned would-be illegal immigrants not to seek entry into the United States, or they would be turned back at the border.

“The vice president yesterday sent a very clear message because she said, 'Do not come because we won't let you in,'” he said, adding, “That's a clear message.” “But if you have a lukewarm message, it opens up the possibility that there's a bad interpretation of it,” he said.

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