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Vice President Kamala Harris. Photo: Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images.

Vice President Kamala Harris outlined the Biden administration's multi-pronged approach to stem the border crisis during an interview with CNN on Sunday.

Driving the news: The vice president noted that most people don't want to leave their homes and many who are fleeing dangerous circumstances or seeking to satisfy the "bare necessities" of life.

The big picture: Harris, who has been charged with leading the administration's efforts on the border, emphasized that the U.S. is seeking to create multi-faceted solutions with a long-term focus on solving the underlying causes of the immigration crisis.

  • She said she convened a meeting with members of the cabinet and leaders of groups such as USAID to help craft how the administration approaches immigration reform.
  • Harris also said that the U.S. will be asking for more assistance from its allies at the U.N. on this issue.

Details: The U.S. Department of Commerce will convene a trade mission to the countries of the Northern Triangle, while the Department of Agriculture will help assist farmers who have been devastated by climate events, Harris noted.

  • Harris also emphasized the need for the administration to work with and support local, community-based organizations in these countries.

What they're saying: “[I]t’s not going to be solved overnight. This is a complex issue. Listen, if this were easy it would have been handled years ago.”

  • “We are making progress, but it’s not going to evidence itself overnight. It will not. But it will be worth it.”
  • "We’re going to be increasing the requests we’re making of our allies in the United Nations, because, again, this is about the Western Hemisphere."

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ACLU to ask court to end Biden administration's use of Title 42

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The ACLU is returning to court with the Biden administration over the U.S. government's continued use of Title 42 — a public health order that's allowed border officials to turn back migrant families to Mexico without the chance for asylum.

Why it matters: The administration had plans to end the Trump-era policy last month but reconsidered because of renewed concerns around the coronavirus, including the Delta variant. Biden's refusal to end the policy has frustrated Democrats and immigration advocates.

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Reports: Up to 17 U.S. missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

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Children were among up to 17 American Christian missionaries and their relatives kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported.

Details: The missionaries had just left an orphanage and were traveling by bus to the airport to "drop off some members" and planned to travel to another destination afterward when the gang abducted them in Port-au-Prince, Haitian security officials said, per the NYT.

Melbourne, "world's most locked-down city," to lift stay-at-home orders

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews during a news conference in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday. Photo: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Melbourne's stay-at-home orders will end five days earlier than planned, officials in Australia's second-biggest city announced Sunday.

Why it matters: The capital of the state of Victoria has had six lockdowns totaling 262 days since March last year. That means Melbourne's spent longer under lockdowns than "any other city in the world" during the pandemic, Reuters notes.