The vice president's comment drew a strong rebuke from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Immigrant rights advocates are seeking a new temporary protected status program for people from Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras.
The Jan. 22 slayings near the U.S. border were allegedly carried out by law enforcement. Only four of the dead have been identified so far.
The storm has left scores of people dead and over 100 others missing in Mexico and Central America after it made landfall as a category 4 hurricane.
Using an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration expelled 600 minors in April alone.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection blamed Girón’s death on human smugglers who encouraged her to try to climb the wall.
Hundreds of migrants crossed the Suchiate River into Mexico in a new test of U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy to block them from entering the country.
Critics have denounced President Donald Trump's policy shift on asylum as inhumane.
President-elect Alejandro Giammattei could follow Guatemala's current leader in eroding human rights and targeting the country's democratic institutions.
The president previously threatened Guatemala with tariffs.